Wisconsin Professors Plan Dual Congressional Race Two Wisconsin professors will launch joint campaigns for the congressional seat of Republican Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner. One is a Democrat and the other as a Republican. They share everything from yard signs to campaign headquarters. Their goal is to change the nature of political campaigns.
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Wisconsin Professors Plan Dual Congressional Race

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Wisconsin Professors Plan Dual Congressional Race

Wisconsin Professors Plan Dual Congressional Race

Wisconsin Professors Plan Dual Congressional Race

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An unusual political campaign is unfolding in Wisconsin. Later this month, two professors will launch joint campaigns for the congressional seat long held by Republican Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner. What's unique is that one professor will run as a Democrat, and the other as a Republican. They are sharing everything from yard signs to campaign headquarters. They say their goal is to change the nature of political campaigns.

Marge Pitrof reports for member station WUWM in Milwaukee.