Before Anderson worked for the U.S. Senate, he served as a team leader in the U.S. Army. He deployed to Afghanistan in 2011.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- A second Republican is challenging Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Kind in western Wisconsin's 3rd Congressional District.
Chris Anderson, a former aide to Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, announced his campaign on Thursday in Eau Claire. He says his campaign will focus on the growing federal debt, President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law and lingering unemployment.
Republican Ken Van Doren, a retired building contractor and former Mauston City Council member, is also running.
Anderson, 28, is a native of Barron and served in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. He joined Johnson's staff in 2012.
Kind's campaign did not respond to a request for comment. Kind has been in Congress since 1997.