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Dan Kohl announces campaign for 6th Congressional District

Dan Kohl (Photo courtesy of Dan Kohl campaign)

(WLUK) -- A business executive and non-profit leader has announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination in Wisconsin's sixth congressional district.

Dan Kohl, 51, will run for Rep. Glenn Grothman's seat in congress.

Kohl released the following statement:

“I'm 51 years old and I cannot remember a time when people in this country were so anxious about the present and so concerned about their futures and their children's future. I’m running for Congress because Washington is broken, and our Congressman puts his party’s priorities ahead of our priorities. Our district is currently represented by the single most partisan member of the House, and that hasn’t helped create a single job here in Wisconsin. We can and must do better. We need leaders who will focus on common sense solutions, expanding opportunity, and getting things done. Now, more than ever, we need elected leaders who will fight for the many, and not just the few at the very top. I'm not a career politician and I don’t profess to have all the answers. What I can tell you is that I will work hard, stand up for our values, and get things done for the people of the district.”

Kohl's uncle is Herb Kohl, a former U.S. senator and former Milwaukee Bucks owner. Dan Kohl also worked for the Milwaukee Bucks for 13 years.

Also in the running for the Democratic nomination for the 6th Congressional District is Scott Olmer of Plymouth.

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