Hovde’s Take Back Washington Tour makes stop in HudsonEric Hovde, a conservative businessman running for the open Wisconsin U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated by Sen. Herb Kohl's retirement, stopped by the GOP Victory Center at 213 South Second St. in Hudson on Monday, July 9.
A native of Madison, Eric Hovde, a conservative businessman, has thrown his hat in the ring, which includes four other Republicans, for the open Wisconsin U.S. Senate seat. Traveling in his campaign bus with his family, Hovde stopped by the GOP Victory Center at 213 South Second St., visited Lakefront Park and planned to visit Knoke’s Chocolates while in town.
Hovde will face fellow republicans, Mark Neumann, Jeff Fitzgerald and Tommy Thompson in a primary on Aug. 14.
“I am a Reagan Republican,” said Hovde to a small group gathered at the Victory Center. “I am an American first, a conservative second and a Republican third.”
Hovde said he is running because we have to put country first before personal political goals or we will end up like Spain and Greece. Wisconsin U.S. Senator Ron Johnson encouraged Hovde to run.
“It was a difficult decision to do this,” said Hovde. “It is a big sacrifice.”
The economy, reform of the tax code and tackling fraud are among the areas he plans to work for change.
Hovde was born and raised in Madison and is a third generation Wisconsin resident for more information about the candidate you may visit his website at www.ericforsenate.com.