MADISON — A
Republican running to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Kind says he
is backing out of the race so voters can line up behind a single
Chris Anderson, a
former aide to U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, announced Wednesday he would
no longer run for western Wisconsin's 3rd Congressional District.
Anderson says he will endorse Republican Tony Kurtz in the race
because Kurtz supports conservative ideas.
Kurtz says he has
hired Anderson to work as finance director for his campaign.
remain in the race for the seat Kind has occupied since 1997.
Kind's office didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.