Ewert, Engebretson hold candidates forum in Wausau


The two Democrats vying to unseat Republican Sean Duffy in the mid-term election met in Wausau Thursday for a candidate’s forum. Dr. Brian Ewert of Marshfield and Margaret Engebretson, a 21-year veteran of the Navy, Navy Reserve, and Minnesota Air National Guard, spent about two hours answering questions from various groups. > WSAU Radio

Duffy slams Democratic opponents over marijuana legalization

Northern Wisconsin Republican Congressman Sean Duffy is criticizing his two potential Democratic opponents for supporting the legalization of recreational marijuana in the U.S. Democratic primary candidates Margaret Engebretson and Brian Ewert said they supported legalizing the drug in a WPR debate last week. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Duffy challenger Engebretson wants ‘Medicare for everybody’

As one of two Democrats vying for the nomination to run against incumbent Republican Sean Duffy for Congress, attorney and Navy veteran Margaret Engebretson says she would work for a federal health insurance program for everyone. > WXPR Rhinelander

Former Rep. Dave Obey makes endorsements for August primary


Longtime northern Wisconsin Congressman Dave Obey, who retired in 2011, announced his endorsement picks this week for a Democratic governor candidate and a Democratic challenger to U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy. > ABC 9 Wausau and Focus On Marshfield

Just two Dems make primary ballot to face Sean Duffy

The August 14 primary ballot in northern Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District will feature just two Democrats. Margaret Engebretson and Brian Ewert were the only announced candidates to file enough signatures to make it on the ballot against U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Two Democratic Duffy challengers speak to voters in Cable

Trying to unseat U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy in November will be a tall order for Democrats. Two of them – attorney and military vet Margaret Engebretson and physician Brian Ewert – were in Cable Thursday discussing what each brings to the table ahead of the August primary. > ABC 10 Duluth