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College Republicans to host candidate, tax-reform leader March 11

RELEASED: March 9, 2010

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire College Republicans will host appearances by Ed Thompson and Grover Norquist at 4:30 p.m. March 11 in the Alumni Room of Davies Center.

Thompson is running for a state Senate seat in the 31st District. The Republican is a two-time mayor of Tomah, where he served from 2000-02 and now is serving in his second term. Thompson also ran for governor as a Libertarian in 2002. The 31st state Senate district includes all of Trempealeau, Buffalo, Jackson and Pepin counties and parts of Monroe, Pierce, Dunn, Eau Claire and Clark counties.

Norquist is president of Americans for Tax Reform. He founded ATR, a coalition of taxpayer groups, individuals and businesses that are opposed to higher taxes, in 1985 at the request of President Ronald Reagan. The group organizes the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which asks candidates for federal and state offices to commit themselves in writing to oppose all tax increases. Thompson will sign such a pledge during his campus visit.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information about the event, contact Lindsey Rindo, public relations director for the College Republicans, at 715-222-9109 or rindolm@uwec.edu.

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