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Saturday, June 04, 2016

 10:28 AM 

5th CD candidate says this is year to do the impossible

Khary Penebaker, who has a background in the roofing business, shrugged off the challenge of running in the most Republican district in the state, vowing he will pull off this win against longtime U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner.

Penebaker brought some delegates to their feet as he quoted Muhammad Ali, who died last night, saying, "Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”

Penebaker noted Donald Trump was beaten badly in the 5th CD in Wisconsin's April presidential primary, suggesting the businessman has work to do in the district. Add in the troubles facing the GOP nominee, and "if there was ever a year take back Republican seats, 2016 is it."

Penebaker, a first-time candidate, bungled one line in his speech. But he got a laugh out of the convention as he sought to recover.

"You know, I am far better than Donald Trump and my opponent, so I can mess up one line every now and then,” he said.

-- By JR Ross


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