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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

 10:30 PM 

Simac: I have more in common with district

Dem opponents have already tried to paint Tea Party activist, business owner, author and radio host Kim Simac as too extreme for the 12th SD.

But fresh off her win in the GOP primary, she said she has more in common with residents of the north woods than Dem Sen. Jim Holperin.

"He's not going to make me feel bad for who I am," Simac said in a phone interview.

"I know what it’s like to stretch a dollar and not to know where the next paycheck is going to come. I think many people up here can relate to that. What we know how to do is work hard and to bring some commonsense to the table, and that seems to be something that Jim Holperin doesn’t seem to be willing to do."

With 100 percent of the vote in, Simac had 11,301 votes, or 59 percent, to 7,767 votes, or 41 percent for Lincoln County Board Chair Robert Lussow, according to unofficial returns. She will square off with Holperin Aug. 16.

State Dem Chair Mike Tate knocked Simac in a statement immediately after her primary win, accusing her of saying people should be weaned off government programs like Medicare and charging she hasn't paid state taxes in several years.

"While Simac likes to portray herself as an 'everywoman' who will represent real people, her true background reveals a radical agenda and skillful ability to avoid paying state taxes," he said.

Simac, however, said the attacks won't resonate.

"I am just a small business owner," she said. "I’m a mom. I raised a large family. I’ve lived a long time up here, and I think I’m pretty much in line with a lot of people in the north woods. We work hard, we struggle, and we don’t ask for much."

-- By JR Ross

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