Wisconsin: Williams Can’t Take His Eyes Off Kagen

Posted May 20, 2009 at 6:29pm

Brown County Supervisor Andy Williams (R) will challenge Rep. Steve Kagen (D) in 2010, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Williams will reportedly announce his bid Monday.

“I’m getting into the race to cut taxes,— Williams told the newspaper. “Everyone recognizes where we’re at, how much we’re spending and how much the taxes are increasing.—

Kagen won his seat in 2006 when he poured $2.6 million of his own funds into his campaign against then-state Assembly Speaker John Gard (R), whom he defeated by about 6,000 votes. Kagen defeated Gard again in a 2008 rematch by a heftier margin, garnering 54 percent of the vote.

Door County Supervisor Marc Savard filed his candidacy in November, although he is not expected to pose a serious challenge to Kagen if he wins the GOP primary.