From: "Congressional Races - Wisconsin District 3", in "All Politics" section of CNN.com website (http://cgi.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1996/candidates/election.guide/text/WI03.shtml; viewed 1 December 2005):
James Harsdorf (R)
District 3 (West--Eau Claire; La Crosse)
BORN: Nov. 7, 1950, Stillwater, Minn.
EDUCATION: U of Minnesota, B.S., 1973
FAMILY: Wife, Lanette; four children
RELIGION: First Covenant Church
OCCUPATION: Dairy farmer
POLITICAL CAREER: Wisconsin Assembly, 1977-81, Senate, 1981-89
After a self-imposed eight-year hiatus, Harsdorf is back, spreading the conservative gospel from the back of his "campaign cattle trailer." He supports a "targeted" capital-gains-tax cut and a family-farm tax credit, and proposes harsh measures for criminals, including a 48-hour work week for prisoners. Harsdorf hopes to capitalize on the momentum of his retiring 16-year G.O.P. predecessor and drive his trailer all the way to Washington.