They told him he didn't raise enough money. They told him he
wasn't getting enough exposure on television. They told him winning
the House of Representatives seat for the 8th District of Wisconsin
was a long shot. Well, none of that mattered.
"Nothing about this race was normal," Ribble says. "It wasn't at
all what I expected."
Ribble says when he first began the campaign, he assumed he
could speak to organizations such as local Kiwanis or Rotary clubs.
However, such organizations typically are apolitical and shy away
from inviting candidates to speak at their events. So Ribble
started asking friends to host small...
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