Wulsin to challenge Schmidt in ’08

Victoria Wulsin, whose effort to unseat Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio) fell short by fewer than 3,000 votes last year, announced Monday she would challenge the second-term GOP lawmaker again in 2008.

When Americans are fighting in Iraq, going without affordable healthcare and struggling to support their families, we need an independent voice in Congress, not a rubber-stamp for special interests and the Bush administration,” Wulsin said.

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Though her district is solidly Republican, Schmidt has struggled in her two campaigns, and Democrats and Republicans alike believe she is vulnerable again in 2008.

Wulsin is a doctor who nearly added to the Democratic gains in 2006.

She pledged to bring “integrity” back to the district.

The people of the Second District deserve a Congresswoman who will be honest with her constituents,” Wulsin said.