Mike Gallagher announces run for Ribble's seat

Mike Gallagher (Photo courtesy Mike Gallagher for Wisconsin Campaign)

GREEN BAY - Mike Gallagher, a Green Bay native and former commissioned U.S. Marine Corps captain, announced he's planning to run for the state's 8th Congressional District.

On Sunday he said, "We need leaders, we need a new generation of leaders who work tirelessly to solve problems and restore our country strength. Leaders who will service the country ahead of selfless ambition and that's why I'm running."

Gallagher was deployed to Iraq twice and served as a commander of intelligence teams during his military service.

The Republican says he plans to visit 11 counties in 11 days.

Rep. Reid Ribble announced last month that he will not seek re-election.

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