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Republicans Struggle to Find Strong Challengers for Senate PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Brandon Weathersby   
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 10:12

tammy-baldwinState GOP looking to outsiders to run against Baldwin.


MADISON - Another day, another news article about Republicans refusing to challenge Senate Democrats in 2018. Today, the Associated Press released a news article highlighting Republicans failure to recruit top-tier challengers against Senate Democrats up for reelection in 2018. They specifically highlighted Wisconsin saying, "In Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker and Rep. Sean Duffy have declined to challenge Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin. Instead, less-known Republicans, albeit some wealthy outsiders, are considering bids."

After Rep Sean Duffy announced he wasn't planning to run against Senator Tammy Baldwin as many expected, Wisconsin Republicans have been scrambling to find a replacement. Unfortunately, those replacements have been wrought with scandal and lies.

"Republicans are wringing their hands trying to choose between a candidate that praised Tammy Baldwin on twittervoted in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary, and an east coast hedge fund manager," said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Communications Director Brandon Weathersby. "Nothing will fix the fact that the Republican's top candidates were scared off by Tammy Baldwin's record of fighting for a Wisconsin economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top."

 
KevinForWisconsin.com Update: 5 Questions For Kevin to Answer... Truthfully PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Brandon Weathersby   
Tuesday, 09 May 2017 15:23

kevin-nicholson-cspanDemocrat or Republican in hiding. Kevin Nicholson needs to come clean.


MADISON - Last week, the Associated Press broke the news that Kevin Nicholson registered as a Democrat in 2005 AND voted in the 2008 Democratic Presidential primary in 2008. While the AP did a great job uncovering Kevin's lies about his political beliefs, some questions still linger. Before the GOP convention this weekend, Kevin needs to answer some questions for Wisconsin voters.

1. If you were "livid" with the Democratic Party by 2007 why didn't you change your party registration in 2008?
2. If your wife's contribution in January 2008 was for you, and you supported John McCain in the May 6th primary, again, why didn't you vote for Republicans? How long has your wife made donations in your name?
3. How did you vote on the other Democratic races on the 2008 democratic ballot in which "no preference" wasn't an option?
4. Did you change your story to get Illinois millionaire Dick Uihlein's money?
5. Why should Wisconsinites believe you now?

"Kevin Nicholson needs to come clean before this weekend's GOP convention," said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Communications Director Brandon Weathersby. "If anyone other than an out-of-state millionaire is going to support his candidacy, Kevin Nicholson needs to tell Wisconsin voters the truth for a change. Conservative columnist Christian Schneider is right. Wisconsinites do have a very acute manure tolerance meter. Kevin Nicholson doesn't pass the smell test."

 
Is Sheriff David Clarke Backing Down From Challenging Sen. Tammy Baldwin? PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Brandon Weathersby   
Tuesday, 02 May 2017 14:04

david-clarkeMilwaukee County Sheriff's strategy appears to involve working in the Trump Administration and not running for U.S. Senate.


MADISON - Last week, news reports surfaced naming Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke as a potential White House pick for a role with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The news comes after months of prolific spending on his behalf by the Sheriff Clarke for Senate committee, the official Draft Clarke super PAC.

In late January, the Sheriff Clarke for Senate committee registered with the Federal Elections Commission and aggressively fundraised to convince the Milwaukee County Sheriff into running for U.S. Senate. In just its first two weeks of operation, the PAC raised over $175,000 and secured 25,000 voters and donors promising to support Clarke in a potential run for Senate - by the end of it's first thirty days the PAC had raised more than $300,000.

The PAC's dollars went to promoting Sheriff Clarke with Clarke branded lip balm and bobbleheads in the Sheriff's likeness at CPAC this year. Along with that, the Sheriff Clarke for Senate committee and another pro-Clarke group, the Committee to Defend the President, both paid for polls to see how the Sheriff would fair in a challenge to Senator Baldwin - both polls showed the Sheriff losing in a head-to-head match up. Currently, the group has a billboard up, on Highway 175 in Milwaukee County, promoting the Sheriff's stance on immigration.

"Sheriff Clarke has tried everything under the sun to increase his profile. Whether it's inflammatory statements online, regular appearances on cable news, or traveling the country to speak to conservative groups, Clarke is always looking for an out. It's too bad for the Republican Party of Wisconsin that his exit strategy appears to involve working in the Trump Administration and not running for U.S. Senate," Democratic Party of Wisconsin spokesman Brandon Weathersby said on Monday. "Now, with another top tier candidate being too afraid to challenge Sen. Tammy Baldwin, the Republican Party is only left with millionaires and candidates backed by millionaires to potentially run for Senate."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 May 2017 14:08
 
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