Earlier Steve posted a recap of his interview(s) with Democratic Congressional candidate Kelly Westlund, who’s running to unseat Republican Rep. “Struggling” Sean Duffy in Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional district.
Coincidentally enough, Westlund’s candidacy is drawing attention nationally, with Greg Sargent of the Washington Post’s Plum Line blog calling the contest in the 7th Congressional district “a race to watch.”
Here’s a race to watch: Kelly Westlund, the populist Dem candidate against GOP Rep. Sean Duffy of Wisconsin, blasted out an email to the list of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, which is organizing for an unemployment extension, touting her own family’s experience in receiving UI. This nugget jumps out:
“I know that when that check comes in, families use it to buy groceries and pay utility bills and put gas in the car. Those dollars get immediately reinvested in our communities.”
Running on Keynesianism! Keep an eye on Wisconsin’s Seventh.