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Candidate withdraws from 1st District race

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Gazette staff
August 9, 2008
— John Mogk, a candidate for U.S. Congress representing the 1st Congressional District, on Friday said he would withdraw from the Democratic primary scheduled for Sept. 9.

Mogk of Kenosha entered the race in late May.


The other candidates that will appear on the primary ballot, according to Rock County Clerk Lori Stottler, are: Democrats Paulette Garin, Marge Krupp and Mike Hebert; Republican incumbent Paul Ryan of Janesville, and Libertarian Joseph Kexel.


Mogk plans to stay involved with the local and presidential races. He says the reasons he entered the race still need to be addressed.


This district is facing growing problems of a failing health-care system, lost jobs and a national debt that will drown the country, and deeply impact southeast Wisconsin, he said.



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