Sean Duffy was elected to his third term in the US House on Nov. 4, 2012.
Westlund's reaction after campaign loss
The elections are coming up, and if you are still unsure about who you would like to vote for, the following article could be useful in making that final decision. The candidates answer 10 of the exact same questions in 130 words or less ranging from a variety of important topics:
US House District candidates answer questions
Here are the highlights from the first debate between the two eager candidates that was held this past Wednesday, October 29th.
350 people attended the Duffy vs. Westlund debate on Wednesday. Some were happy to see that the candidates agreed on some issues, but disagreed on how to successfully address these issues to achieve the most desirable outcome:
Duffy, Westlund debate shows their differences
Democratic candidate Kelly Westlund talks about how she got into the race and talks more about the issues while on tour of the 26 counties that comprise the 7th district. She also criticizes opponent Sean Duffy for his stance on certain issues and past voting record:
Westlund takes aim at Duffy in Hudson campaign stop
Do YOU want to learn more about the upcoming election so you can vote here in Oshkosh?!
Tuesday, October 28th
Arts and Communication Building, Room S121
Dr. Tony Palmeri (Communication) & Dr. James Krueger (Political Science) will discuss: where to find research on the candidates, voter registration, voting locations, the ballot, & the voting process. The session will be informal and questions from the audience are welcome. Free pizza provided.
Sponsored by UW-Oshkosh Communication Club & UW Oshkosh American Democracy Project. Supported by a grant from Wisconsin Campus Compact.
Wednesday, the UWMC will also host a debate beginning at 7 p.m. between
Congressmen Sean Duffy and democratic challenger Kelly Westlund.
For more information on congressional debate's dates and times, click here.
Interested in learning about some of the other districts in Wisconsin and their campaigns? The Kansas City Star put out a nice clean overview of just that.
Westlund discusses why she decided to run in the 2014 congressional race. A great article if your new to the campaign.
Westlund takes aim at Duffy in Hudson campaign stop by Randy Hanson of the Hudson Star Observer
"I considered the person who is representing me currently in Congress, and I asked myself if I would make better decisions to reflect the values of the people in my community.
And the answer was yes."
- Kelly Westlund
Hanson goes on to say that Westlund criticizes Duffy for
- His lack of support for raising the minimum wage
- His opposition to the Affordable Care Act
- His environmental voting record
- And his campaign support from Wall Street and political action committees funded by wealthy industrialists Charles and David Koch.
To read more of Hanson's article, click here.
Candidates talk about there views about how President Obama has handles ISIS and how they feel the situation should be handled. they also talk about there opinions on how to create more jobs for the people of Northern Wisconsin:
7th district candidates take own tactics to heal divide
With conflicting schedules and many declines to meet, there is only one debate between these two candidates scheduled at this time.
The details found here WSAU 99.9 FM
The Chippewa Herald recently published an article that discusses the main focus of the two candidates of the Wisconsin 7th Congressional District race. Within the article, Kelly Westlund, the candidate for the democrat party, demonstrates her focus on middle class families - a majority of voters in her district. She focuses more on her district and surrounding locations, in comparison to her republican counterpart, Sean Duffy. He places more emphasis on national issues. Although both have demonstrated concern for local and national issues alike, these conclusions were formed from candidate research, something voters are doing as well.
While Duffy shows his experience and obtained knowledge through his previous and current position within congress, his care for national concerns makes him appear less concerned with the needs in his district and state.
Going forward, it's important to look at the big picture when considering either candidate. Duffy demonstrates overall stances, while Westlund targets local issues. In fact, some wonder if she is ready to confront the national issues.
In personal opinion, Westlund makes her stances more transparent to voters, and that is something appreciated by voters. Duffy not only discusses what he's done in the past, but he also talks about ways he will progress.
When looking at the two candidate's Twitter and Facebook feeds, differences are apparent. Duffy posts about his campaign and promotions. Westlund promotes her stances. This makes sense for Westlund, since she is new to this level of politics.
A member of Republican candidate Sean Duffy's campaign staff was caught misrepresenting himself at opponent event. The man gave a different name when interviewing with a reporter after the event. Duffy claims he doesn't know why his staff member would hide his identity to the media, but could this negatively affect Duffy in the election?:
Duffy campaign staffer gives fake name at Westlund event
TwinCities.com posted an interesting article titled "Wisconsin: U.S. House District 7 candidates respond to questions on economy, foreign policy, other issues" on Saturday. The article allows a little more in depth look on questions like,
"What do you see as the single biggest area of waste in the federal budget" and ones relating to health care, taxes, and immigration.
Republican candidate talks about his position in the minimum wage issue and jobs in our state:
Duffy: I'd back a wage hike if we back off employers