PRESS RELEASE - Wanggaard First Senate Candidate to Qualify for Ballot

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            Contact: Van Wanggaard June 08, 2010                                                                      (262) 930-6503

Wanggaard First Senate Candidate in State to Qualify for Ballot

Campaign Collects Nearly 800 Signatures in a Matter of Days

[RACINE] – State Senate candidate Van Wanggaard became Wisconsin’s first state senate candidate to qualify for the November ballot, as his campaign submitted well-over the required number of signatures to the Government Accountability Board on Tuesday.

“I am thrilled to be the first senate candidate to qualify for the November ballot,” Wanggaard said.  “Our campaign turned in almost double the number of signatures necessary to qualify, and I am looking forward to continuing with an aggressive door-knocking plan in the coming months. 

“Our campaign’s success with this door-to-door effort reaffirmed that we are a top-tier organization, and that our grassroots strength will be the key to defeating a special-interest-backed incumbent in November. It also reaffirms that the days of the state senate’s liberal, job-killing, tax-and-spend policies will be over in 2011.

“I am encouraged by the outpouring of support that I received from every corner of the district.  Racine County voters are looking for a new direction, and are seeking someone who will listen to their concerns while representing them in Madison.  I decided to waste no time ensuring my name will be next to John Lehman’s on the November ballot.”

Wanggaard’s campaign recently launched a new website,, in order to better manage the influx of supporters to the campaign.