Vukmir, Nicholson land key endorsements in GOP contest for Baldwin’s seat

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State Sen. Leah Vukmir (R-Brookfield), who hasn’t officially entered the U.S. Senate race, confirmed that two of the most prominent Republican financial backers in Wisconsin have signed on to her potential campaign. Meanwhile, Kevin Nicholson earned a critical endorsement this week from the Club for Growth PAC, a powerful pro-business organization. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Sen. Leah Vukmir says we were ‘doing fine’ with half a million uninsured Wisconsinites

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Responding to the President’s recent remarks on health care in Wisconsin, Sen. Leah Vukmir (R-Brookfield) said, “We were doing fine before Obamacare came, and I’d argue we were ahead of the curve.” Before the ACA, Wisconsin had 518,000 uninsured individuals and 2.4 million who could be denied coverage due to a pre-existing condition. > Democratic Party of Wisconsin

Former legislative aide says Wisconsin GOP was ‘giddy’ about making it harder to vote

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A former Republican legislative aide testified that state legislators were “giddy” at the prospect that a radical rewrite of voting laws would benefit their political prospects. The aide was in the room in 2011 when Republican state senators were scheming to enact Wisconsin’s voter ID law, and in his testimony, he named names. > The Nation

In GOP straw poll at convention, Vukmir is hands-down top choice against Baldwin

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At the Republican convention Saturday, Sen. Leah Vukmir (R–Brookfield) won the WisPolitics.com straw poll of potential candidates for the 2018 U.S. Senate race against Sen. Tammy Baldwin. Vukmir, who is still considering her run against Baldwin, led with 47 percent, nearly a majority of the votes. The runner-up received only 14 percent. > The Wheeler Report