Former NRCA President Reid Ribble from Kaukauna, Wis., was victorious in Tuesday's primary election for the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin's 8th congressional district.
Former NRCA President Reid Ribble from
was victorious in Tuesday's primary election for the U.S. House of
Representatives from Wisconsin's 8th congressional district. Reid
collected 48 percent of the vote in a three-way race.
William Good of the
National Roofing Contractors Association said Reid entered the race more than a
year ago and had to fend off seven other Republican challengers. He now faces
incumbent Democrat Steve Kagen in the general election Nov. 2.
The race has been rated a “toss up” by at
least one leading Washington, D.C., handicapper, and is one Reid can win
with enough support, Good said.
“Reid is running a strong campaign focused
on creating private-sector jobs, reducing the scope of the federal government
and developing a plan to bring the federal budget back into balance,” Good said
in a letter to NRCA members. “With an anti-incumbent mood in the country, his
message is resonating well with voters.”
“Already, this campaign is attracting national
attention with special interest environmental groups already running ads against
Reid in which they accuse him of wanting to send new clean energy jobs to
China,” Good continued. “Incumbents also have a lot of advantages, including
name recognition and the ability to communicate with their constituents-who also
happen to be voters. For Reid to succeed, he needs as much help as possible from
his many friends in the roofing industry.”
To learn more about Reid and his
campaign, visit www.ribbleforcongress.com.
“Even more important, I encourage you to contribute to Reid's campaign or volunteer to help him,” Good said. “It is difficult to overstate the value to
the roofing industry of having a member of Congress who actually understands our