The line about being "lucky enough to get Roth" as challenger seems little more than bluster. Roth, or any other Republican, certainly wouldn't be a shoe-in, but to think that they wouldn't give Kagen and the Democarts everythying they could handle is simply idiotic.
State Rep. Roger Roth is one of several Republicans who want to run against Congressman Steve Kagen, D-Appleton.
Kagen can only hope that he is lucky enough to get Roth as his challenger this fall. Like the Republican Kagen beat in 2006 and again in 2008, former Assembly Speaker John Gard, Roth is an out-of-touch ideologue who is more concerned about scoring partisan points than representing the people of northeast Wisconsin.
I hate to break it to the Kagen campaign, but there are many people in N.E.W. that still think highly of John Gard, perhaps even more so in light of Kagen's track record of doing whatever Nancy Pelosi tells him to do. To try and use an association with Gard as a negative is a complete misreading of the current political climate.