MADISON – After being rejected by voters in 2006, career politician John Gard is running for the 8th Congressional District seat again on his same old extreme record with his same old unethical behavior.  The hard-working families of northeast Wisconsin do not share his extreme values, and that’s why this Bush-Cheney Republican will lose again.

During the 50 days leading up to the general election on November 4, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin will list 50 reasons why voters should reject the same old failed leadership and same old out-of-touch agenda of Republican candidate John Gard – and send Democrat Steve Kagen back to our nation’s capital to represent northeast Wisconsin for a second term.

Reason #50 – Gard Voted to Pump Up the Gas Tax

John Gard voted to raise the state gas tax, adding to the burden on every Wisconsin driver.  Meanwhile, he has taken nearly $50,000 from oil and gas companies while running for Congress.  (Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/26/95; Center for Responsive Politics, Accessed 09/07/08) 

To read more about “The Same Old Gard”, please visit: http://www.wisdems.org/gard.asp.