Freshman Wisconsin Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Green Bay) scored one of the most impressive open seat wins in the country last year, a 63-37% thrashing of Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson (D) to succeed retiring three-term Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Sherwood). Now, Mr. Gallagher is drawing another significant Democratic opponent. Brown County prosecutor Beau Liegeois announced his congressional candidacy yesterday. At this point, he is the first Democrat to come forward in the northeastern congressional district. The 8th has proven to be a reliable Republican district but one that can flip from time to time. The Congressman begins as a heavy favorite to secure a second term.
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