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New 7th District Democrat Once Ran in Texas as Republican

Hey, looks like the Journal Sentinel now gets to work on the Democratic version of their famed Dick Leinenkugel editorial from last week.

This ought to be fun.

A man running for Congress in Wisconsin as a Democrat made an unsuccessful bid for a Texas seat in 2006 as a Republican.

Joe Reasbeck of Iron River has announced he will challenge state Sen. Julie Lassa of Stevens Point for the Democratic Party nomination to succeed retiring Rep. Dave Obey.

Reasbeck is getting attention for running a 2006 write-in campaign for a Texas congressional seat that had been held by Rep. Tom DeLay. He earned 89 votes in the race, which was won by Democrat Nick Lampson.

Reasbeck and other Republican candidates were listed as independents on the ballot after DeLay’s name was removed. But he said he was running as a Republican at the time and his campaign listed his party affiliation as Republican in a federal filing.

This revelation — which I admit seeing over the weekend when I did my Google search, but figured they were two separate individuals, not one individual — pretty much will put Reasbeck into a category reserved for many political after-thoughts.

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The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men Often Go Awry

So much for the Democrats avoiding a primary in the 7th Congressional District. Not that Dave Obey, Mike Tate, and others didn’t try.

One almost have to love the acting job Rep. Louis Molepske Jr. (D-Stevens Point) did in his role of “Lone Elected Official Holding Out and Thinking About Challenging the Establishment.”   Stellar work sir.

Emmy worthy actually.

An author and internet consultant from Iron River, Wisconsin wants to grab retiring Wisconsin Congressmen Dave Obey’s seat.

Joe Reasbeck is expected to make the official announcement tomorrow morning at the Richard Bong Museum in Superior.

Reasbeck, who will be a Democratic contender, says he seeds a need for leadership to create sustainable jobs that help diversify the economy. He says it’s important because local economics today are competing with the world.

Reasbeck most recently served as an advisor on the Google Twin Ports Movie.

Wisconsin State Senator Julie Lassa is also campaigning for the 7th district office on the Democratic ticket.

Ashland District Attorney Sean Duffy and Dan Mielke are the Republican contenders for the seat.

A quick Google search on Reasbeck finds that his is the author of “Nearfall,” the story about two brothers on their high school wrestling team.  It hit paperback in 2007.   Another link shows their was talk about making it into a movie in 2009.

So if all of the above is true, he’s going to have money possibly attached to him.  Which likely means Lassa won’t have a “gnat,” but an actual challenger here depending on how series of a run Mr. Reasbeck puts it.

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