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4th GOP candidate declares bid for 6th District Congressional seat

OSHKOSH, WI (WTAQ) - Another Republican is running for the open U.S. House seat in east central Wisconsin.  

UW-Oshkosh researcher Nancy Olson has announced her bid for the Sixth District seat to be vacated by the retiring Tom Petri.

Olson grew up on a family farm in central Wisconsin. She has worked in the agricultural industry, as a legislative aide, and as a reporter for the Marshfield News-Herald.  

Olson has been in her current job since 2011, and she lives south of Oshkosh. She says her goals would be to boost job creation, reduce the national debt, and reign in what she calls "uncontrolled spending."  

Her husband Todd Olson was killed in Iraq almost a decade ago, and she said helping families is another of her priorities.  

She'll run in an August primary against three GOP state lawmakers -- Senators Glenn Grothman and Joe Leibham, and Representative Duey Strobel.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)