For Immediate Release
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Contact: Brad Bainum, [email protected]
Having already spent $5.5 million-and-counting to by Kevin Nicholson the U.S. Senate election, Uihlein directly attacks the Republican Party of Wisconsin and Leah Vukmir
MADISON -- Illinois billionaire Dick Uihlein, whose groups have already spent more than $5.5 million on TV and radio ads to buy Wisconsin's GOP U.S. Senate primary for Kevin Nicholson today released a new negative TV ad attacking Republican Party of Wisconsin-endorsed candidate Leah Vukmir as a shady and corrupt "typical politician,"
This is just the latest sign that Wisconsin's GOP Senate primary has become a turf war between Uihlein, the Illinois billionaire, and the Republican Party of Wisconsin. On Tuesday, Uihlein's bought-and-paid-for candidate of choice Nicholson attacked Wisconsin's Republican congressional delegation, slamming Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner, Glenn Grothman, and Sean Duffy over their "all their failings."
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson -- the informal arbiter of the state party's "unity pledge" -- pleaded in May that Vukmir and Nicholson "do nothing to harm the other candidate," but Nicholson and Uihlein have ignored Johnson's request at every turn.
"The Republican Senate primary is now an all-out brawl between Kevin Nicholson and his out-of-state billionaire backer and Leah Vukmir's in-state supporters -- and Wisconsin Republicans have never looked more feeble," said DPW spokesperson Brad Bainum. "Are Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Ron Johnson really going to let Nicholson and Uihlein trash their candidate and congressional delegation and disrespect their party like this?"
Watch Uihlein and Nicholson's latest attack on Leah Vukmir and Wisconsin Republicans here: