Ryan, Sensenbrenner Endorse Vukmir
Republican establishment rallying around Vukmir over Nicholson for U.S. Senate.
Vukmir is running against Delafield businessman Kevin Nicholson in the August Republican primary.
In a statement, Ryan called Vukmir, “a longtime friend, a conservative ally, and the right person to take-on Tammy Baldwin this fall.”
Sensenbrenner praised Vukmir’s “record, courage and vision.”
The endorsements from two of the state’s leading Republicans are the latest sign that Wisconsin’s party establishment is rallying around Vukmir. She received the Republican Party of Wisconsin‘s endorsement during their annual convention last month.
A mid-June Marquette University Law School poll had Nicholson leading Vukmir among likely primary voters 37 percent to 32 percent but more than two-thirds of all participants said they didn’t know enough about either candidate to have an opinion about them. Vukmir and Nicholson trailed Baldwin in head-to-head matchups.
Ryan, Sensenbrenner Endorse Leah Vukmir In US Senate Primary was originally published by Wisconsin Public Radio.