One of the four Republican candidates running against incumbent democratic congressman Ron Kind announce this week he dropping out of the race and throwing his support behind one of the other candidates. Chris Anderson, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse graduate and former aide to Sen. Ron Johnson, announced his withdrawal Wednesday. Anderson said he will throw his support behind Tony Kurtz of Prairie du Chien, one of three remaining GOP
Anderson, 28, is a native of Barron and served in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. He joined Johnson’s staff in 2012.
The remaining candidates include Republican Ken Van Doren, a retired building contractor and former Mauston City Council member, and civil rights attorney Karen Mueller of Chippewa Falls.
Kind has held the 3rd congressional seat since 1997.
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