Things are "heating up" in the race for northeastern Wisconsin's eighth Congressional district. The Democratic challenger says he wants to take his opponent up on an offer for a cup of coffee and a frank discussion.
Republican Reid Ribble took to the television last week with an ad showing him in a kitchen with a cup of coffee. The incumbent accuses Democrat Jamie Wall of "stalking" him and posting video of his house online. The video was taken by "trackers" employed to record what candidates do and say, "It's creepy and it's got my wife worried about being home alone and that's not right. I'll make this easy for Mr. Wall he came come on over for a cup of coffee and we can discuss America's problems in a civil way."
This week Wall took to YouTube with a video of him trying to reach the Congressman at three different numbers, eventually leaving a message at the Appleton Republican Party Headquarters, "I understand he wanted to have me over for a cup of coffee to talk about America's problems and I wanted to take him up on that. He can reach me at 737-7257."
That's the number for Wall's communications director. Ribble's campaign says it has "reached out" to Wall. So far no coffee date has been verified.