Veteran to Run for Vacated US House Seat

12/1/11 – An Iraq War veteran plans to enter the race for the U-S House seat that’s being given up by Madison Democrat Tammy Baldwin. Matt Silverman of Madison is the fourth Democrat to run for the open seat next fall. He told the A-P he won the Bronze Star and several other medals in Iraq — and he has undergraduate and law degrees from U-W Madison. The 29-year-old Silverman plans to make his bid official this evening. He said Congress is set up to fail because special interests keep lawmakers from making hard decisions. And Sullivan promised to take campaign gifts from individuals and not groups. Baldwin is leaving the House in order to run for the U-S Senate next fall. State Assembly Democrats Mark Pocan and Kelda Helen Roys, both of Madison, are running for Baldwin’s House seat, along with Dane County Treasurer Dave Worzella. No Republicans are running yet. The district includes much of south central Wisconsin.