Mount Horeb's Chad Lee has taken his campaign for Congress beyond Twitter and Facebook, announcing Tuesday that he has filed forms with the Federal Election Commission to challenge incumbent U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, a Democrat, for Wisconsin's 2nd Congressional District seat in 2010.
"As of yesterday, I filed my FEC and state papers for 'officially' running for Congress," Lee wrote in an email Tuesday morning. "I will have an announcement coming in the next week or two."
Co-founder of the Better Butler cleaning firm, Lee has taken his campaign to the Dane County Fair and a parade in Waunakee in recent weeks and plans to march in the Sun Prairie Corn Fest parade on August 20, according to his website. With a political background that appears limited to a stint as a volunteer coordinator (PDF) for Nancy Mistele's failed Dane County Executive campaign, Lee's biggest challenge will be establishing name recognition in the district Baldwin has represented since 1998.
Since TheDailyPage.com broke the news that Lee was vying for Baldwin's seat on July 9, the chadleeforcongress.com campaign website has seen a few updates, but is still lacking content on pages dedicated to Lee's stances on health care, the environment and other issues. Voters hoping to see how Lee stands on the economy and taxes, however, will find a handful of paragraphs.
There's also a "gear" shop where supporters can purchase campaign t-shirts and boxer shorts.