Jeff Walz

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Jeff Walz was a Democratic candidate for the 5th Congressional District of Wisconsin

Jeff Walz was a Democratic candidate in the 2008 congressional elections for the 5th Congressional District (map) of Wisconsin. He was seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge incumbent Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.).


Positions, record and controversies


2008 elections

Walz was seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) in the 2008 congressional elections.[1][2]

Collaboration with James Burkee

James Burkee, a Republican contender for the seat, and Jeff Walz 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."[3]

Money in politics

Information on this candidate's 2008 fundraising is not yet available. Stay tuned for live feeds of data from the Center for Responsive Politics' site.

Committees and affiliations


Walz will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.


More background data


Official Walz for Congress website

Jeff Walz for Congress
48 Hickory Drive
Cedar Grove, WI 53013

Phone: 262.365.1079

Articles and resources

See also


  1. 2008 Race Tracker page on Wisconsin’s 5th Congressional District
  2. "James Burkee & Jeff Walz for Congress" Official James Burkee & Jeff Walz for Congress Website.
  3. Craig Gilbert. "Campaigning across the aisle," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.July 23, 2007.

External resources

External articles