Glenn Grothman, one of the Wisconsin state Senate’s most conservative members, announced Thursday morning that he intends to run for Congress. He will challenge moderate Rep. Tom Petri (R-Wis.) in the 6th congressional district.
In a statement, Grothman cited his frustration with “a federal government that seems to be out of control,” saying he was “troubled about our country’s future.”
“I am even more concerned about the massive trend towards government dependency,” he said. “The number of people on FoodShare has gone from seventeen million as recently as 2001 to forty-seven million today. The number of people on disability has risen from five million people to almost nine million people in the last thirteen years, all while job safety has improved greatly.”
It’s worth noting Grothman does not actually live in the 6th Congressional district, meaning that he’ll likely have to move out of his mom’s basement and find a place to stay in the 6th Congressional district.
Personally, I look forward to Grothman’s challenge to Tom Petri, because if there’s one thing Glenn Grothman’s good for, it’s laughs. After all, he’s said and done plenty of really dumb things over the years.