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Republican John Garske announces run for Congress

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Eau Claire (WQOW)- John Garske, business owner and veteran, officially announced his run for the 3rd Congressional District seat during a campaign event in Eau Claire Wednesday.

Garske is a vocational rehabilitation counselor and business owner in Eau Claire. He also served in the U.S. Army as a helicopter pilot for 20 years.

He said he supports term limits, a balanced budget amendment and wants to address issues within the VA.

"I am not a career politician," Garske said. "I have never taken money from pharmaceutical companies, healthcare organizations, or any other interest group. I'm just a regular guy from Wisconsin, and I'm getting sick of what the career politicians are doing in D.C."

Garske faces a tough opponent: Representative Ron Kind. The Democrat has held the congressional seat since 1997.

Garske announced his run at Wednesday's event in Eau Claire

Jess Langlois

Jess Langlois is the weekend meteorologist and weekday multi-media journalist for News 18. She joined us in July of 2019.

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