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In 1996 Wisconsin politician Al Lindskoog ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin's 6th District.
Al Lindskoog is a Christadelphian.
From: "Congressional Races - Wisconsin District 6", in "All Politics" section of CNN.com website (http://cgi.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1996/candidates/election.guide/text/WI06.shtml; viewed 1 December 2005):
Al Lindskoog (D)
District 6 (Central--Oshkosh; Fond du Lac; Manitowoc)
BORN: April 25, 1923, Chicago
EDUCATION: Purdue U, B.S.C.E., 1944
FAMILY: Widower; two children
RELIGION: Christian Delphian
OCCUPATION: Engineer; hospital administrator
POLITICAL CAREER: Waupaca alderman, 1964
In this traditionally Republican district, Lindskoog, 73, hopes he's just the "nontraditional" Democrat to unseat 17-year incumbent Thomas Petri. He wants to balance the federal budget in three years, saying he wouldn't allow tax cuts until the national debt is entirely paid off. He also vows to protect Social Security and Medicare, and has refused to accept money from pacs. If he wins, it will be one of the most surprising elections in recent memory: the Sixth has sent only one Democrat to Congress since 1938.
Webpage created 1 December 2005. Last modified 1 December 2005.
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