The following is a statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate on this weekend’s announcement by Rob Zerban on his candidacy for Wisconsin’s First Congressional District.

“Rob Zerban has the experience and the positive vision to truly represent this great district and it is exciting news that he is entering the race.
 
“While Paul Ryan has been focused on catering to tea party extremes and shutting down the government, Rob Zerban is focused on bold solutions that will truly benefit the district.  With his local experience on the Kenosha County Board and his background as a small businessman he would be a welcome replacement.  

"Paul Ryan bears a big responsibility for the dysfunction in Congress and Rob Zerban would be an excellent and much needed upgrade.

“Should there be a primary I am confident the strongest challenger to Paul Ryan will emerge.”