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Wisconsin Senate candidate shirtless dip, La Crosse Steam softball needs celebrity fan, Wendy’s-Kellogg’s dystopian society



FILE - This screen shot from cell phone video provided by Eric Hovde’s campaign shows the candidate for U.S. Senate shirtless in the cold waters of Lake Mendota in Madison, Wis. on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024. He was hoping to show he’s more of a hardy Wisconsinite than a soft Californian. He also challenged his Democratic challenger, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, to take a cold plunge as well. (Eric Hovde via AP)

UW-La Crosse political science professor, Dr. Anthony Cherosky, in studio discussing Republican US Senate candidate for Wisconsin, Eric Hovde’s odd campaign challenge, Wendy’s and Kellogg’s CEOs trying to normalize a dystopian society, and the La Crosse Steam gearing up for softball, in need of a celebrity fan.

La Crosse Talk PM airs weekdays at 5:06 p.m. Listen on the WIZM app, online here, or on 92.3 FM / 1410 AM / 106.7 FM (north of Onalaska). Find all the podcasts here or subscribe to La Crosse Talk PM wherever you get your podcasts.

Began the show, though, talking a bit averting a government shutdown by kicking multiple cans down the road or into the future, how 82-year-old Mitch McConnell is stepping down as leader, but not retiring and how doorbell cams play into campaigns. 

Then we got into Republican US Senate candidate, Eric Hovde, in multiple ways — his moustache, his shirtless campaign challenge, where takes a dip in Lake Mendota to prove how Wisconsin — not California — he is, and the GOP’s need for rich people to fund their campaigns.

We began the second half of the show (19:00) talking about the La Crosse Steam softball team getting ready to start and how it needs a celebrity fan in the front row, like the Lakers with Jack Nicholson or the Knicks with Spike Lee. 

After that, we got into the dystopian society talk with Wendy’s CEO (26:10) talking about surge pricing but not surge wages during those busiest hours, and the Kellogg’s CEO trying to normalize eating cereal for breakfast if food is too expensive. 

Lastly (34:50), we chatted about how many times the GOP-led US House is going to partially fund the government to avoid a shutdown. US House Rep. Derrick Van Orden (R-Prairie du Chien) voted against the last partial funding but for this one. 

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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  1. Kent Porter

    March 3, 2024 at 7:41 am

    Hovde challenged Tammy Baldwin to take dip , I really would rather see Hovde shirtless than Tammy Baldwin , EWWW !!!!!

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