Ahead of WisGOP’s Dumpster Fire Convention, GOP Candidates for Governor Owe Wisconsin Answers

May 20, 2022

Ahead of WisGOP’s Dumpster Fire Convention, GOP Candidates for Governor Owe Wisconsin Answers

MADISON, Wis. – The four Republican candidates for governor have spent the last several months staking out the most extreme positions on every issue from election security to education to abortion.

Instead of discussing the issues with the media, they go to the safety of conservative outlets that allows them to avoid public scrutiny. Despite the fact that this foursome take the most extreme positions on the GOP spectrum, they are not often asked just how far they will go.

Rebecca Kleefisch, Tim Michels, Kevin Nicholson, and Tim Ramthun owe answers to Wisconsinites:

  • Considering the chaos of the primary, the last minute entry of Tim Michels, and Kevin Nicholson’s push for a “no endorsement,” if the Republican Party of Wisconsin votes to endorse a candidate, will the candidates unite behind the endorsed candidate or continue to fight with one another?
  • When news broke that Roe v. Wade could be overturned, every candidate praised the draft decision. If Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion ban is reinstated, will the candidates be supportive of legislation that goes further than the pre-Civil War ban? Will they take steps to limit access to birth control, Plan B, IVF, or other forms of reproductive health care?
  • If Roe v. Wade is overturned, there are concerns that the same may soon happen to same sex marriage. Robin Vos has previously backed banning marriage equality. Do the GOP gubernatorial candidates also back this ban?

“All four Republicans running for governor are too divisive for Wisconsin,” said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Rapid Response Director Hannah Menchhoff. “They have all tried to establish themselves as the most extreme candidate. How far are they willing to go on issues that will impact Wisconsinites – abortion, marriage equality, and others – to continue the chaos of this primary?”