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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

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Pocan declares victory in 2nd CD


Mark Pocan said he's “up for the the fight” as he declared victory against Republican Chad Lee in his bid to replace U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin in 2nd Congressional District.

Pocan thanked volunteers, his family members, and his husband, Philip Frank, for support during the campaign. He said Frank has been a “rock” for him during the campaign, and shared a brief kiss to cheers from the audience.



Pocan said that like his predecessors in the 2nd CD, he would work hard for progressive values, the middle class and those with lower incomes.

Pocan said he would not compromise his values, but would find ways to compromise to get things done in what he said has been a dysfunctional Congress.

He vowed to work to boost the economy and bring jobs back to the U.S. and Wisconsin, support tax fairness for the middle class and those who are struggling, work to implement the Affodable Care act and fight for a single-payer system, and to fight to protect Medicare.

And he pledged to stand up for people regardless of race, gender, religious affiliation or non-affiliation and sexual orientation.

“We have much to do,” he told the crowd. “I am up for the fight.”

 -- By David Wise


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