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A Letter to the Editor in the 10/31/06 Tomahawk Leader

To the Editor:

Mark Green visited the Merrill area recently and issued a press release proclaiming himself “Champion of the Sportsman.” It’s a rare day when any Republican supports hunters, anglers, and outdoor recreation. Green is no exception.

In comments aired on the radio Green attacked the League of Conservation Voters for disclosing his voting record to the public and the local National Rifle Association representative quipped “that an environmentalist is someone that has never peed in the woods.” Perhaps this is the best the NRA could come up with for wit.

Neither Mark Green nor the NRA have any record of supporting hunters and the wildlife habitat that hunting depends on and the fact that Green’s press conference was held at a gun shop tells you what the charade is all about: the lucrative gun market. The NRA is a front group used to dupe hunters into helping open up gun markets. In Wisconsin this push has been to expand the handgun market. It’s time the hypocrisy of politicians like Mark Green and organizations like the NRA are exposed.
For the real hunter and angler Doyle is the clear choice for governor.

Richard Wentzel

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