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James Burkee was a Republican candidate in the 2008 congressional elections for the 5th Congressional District (map) of Wisconsin. He was challenging incumbent Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) for the Republican nomination, but lost a primary on September 9, 2008.
Positions, record and controversies
Collaboration with Jeff Walz
Jeff Walz, a Democrat contender for the seat, and James Burkee will appear together on the campaign trail and will combine their promotional efforts in the campaign, despite running against each other for the seat.
"We are going to run against each other but with one another, if that makes sense," Burkee said.
The two candidates, both professors will publish a pact laying out their campaign ground rules, from no personal attacks to no money from special interest groups.
Walz commented, "What people want is just a greater sense of decency, a greater sense of cooperation, a greater sense of collaboration," continuing that he and Burkee are "a Democrat and Republican joining forces to tackle and address the important issues."
Money in politics
Committees and affiliations
Burkee will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.
More background data
Jim Burkee for Congress
W66N491 Madison Ave.
Cedarburg, WI 53012
Articles and resources
- 2008 U.S. congressional elections
- Portal:Wisconsin and the U.S. Congress
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Wisconsin, TheGreenPapers.com, retrieved September 10, 2008
- ↑ Craig Gilbert. "Campaigning across the aisle," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.July 23, 2007.