Multiple Scelrosis patient Ramon Garcia launches campaign to unseat longtime Wisconsin Congressman James Sensenbrenner
Political newcomer and Multiple Sclerosis patient Ramon Garcia thinks his time has come.
The Personal Care Assistant from West Allis is running as a democrat but considers himself progressive and a "people's" candidate above all else.
"I got very distraught that Jim Sensenbrenner voted against ACA or the Affordable Care Act," Garcia tells CBS 58 News. "I understand for some people ACA is not popular because of personal mandate. But what they don't discuss is that it's not the ACA that kills healthcare. It's the insurance industry and greed. It's greed that's killing everything."
Garcia believes his struggle with MS has prepared him to tackle real issues for real people.
He doesn't think being a career politician disqualifies from serving in public office.
"I am of the people. I'm somebody who's just like them. I don't come at it from business or lawyer perspective. I come at it what's going to help people. You need somebody in Congress and in our government who sees people as people."
Garcia accepts that he's a long shot, but expects to make it out of the primary with a message that will resonated with the working man and woman.
"I care about what happens to my neighbor. Not Washington and its big money."