Press Release from Andy Craig for Congress:
Dan Sebring, the 2010, 2012, and 2014 Republican nominee in the 4th Congressional district, announced on Tuesday that he would not be running against Gwen Moore again in 2016. Libertarian candidate Andy Craig of Milwaukee issued the following statement on the news:
“Dan’s three campaigns showed what an opponent of Gwen Moore can accomplish with limited resources, and also the limits of what such a campaign can do while being dragged down by the ‘Republican’ label.
“Milwaukee is ready for an alternative to Gwen Moore, but not an alternative that is a would-be vote for John Boehner and a loyal member of today’s GOP. The national Republican Party will remain uncompetitive in the 4th District, and deservedly so. That doesn’t mean we are forever stuck with the Democratic nominee no matter what. Milwaukee has bucked both major parties before, and we can do it again.
“On issues of mass incarceration, civil liberties, immigration, law enforcement accountability, cronyism, drug policy, and overseas wars, Gwen Moore is more regressive than a majority of her constituents, and voters want something more than just the reliable party-line votes and substance-free grandstanding she has delivered in the past decade. As the Libertarian candidate in 2016, I intend to challenge Gwen Moore on substance and ideas, not to fight the losing battle of personality politics and incendiary bomb-throwing.
“The possibility of there not being a Republican candidate at all, means the 4th District can have something more than another stale and predictable two-party campaign in 2016. Should another Republican enter the race, I welcome them to participate in this debate. Either way, I encourage Milwaukee’s fiscal conservatives and believers in social tolerance and peace, to join me for a campaign that can compete free of the social-conservative and pro-war baggage of the GOP.”