Kevin Nicholson says he didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic Presidential Primary in North Carolina but a letter he wrote praising her tells a different story.
The letter, written to invite then-First Lady and candidate for Senate in New York Hillary Clinton to the College Democrats of America convention, includes some high praise. Nicholson writes, “Mrs. Clinton, your unwavering commitment on important issues facing young people has done just that. Standing together on the front lines, we will win the battles for affordable health care, the protection of our student aid, access to education, and the fight for a cleaner environment. Our members stand ready and eager to secure victory for you and all Democrats in 2000.”
So, while Nicholson couldn’t vote for Hillary Clinton in 2000, he certainly voiced strong support for her candidacy, especially as it relates to young people. While we may never know if Nicholson voted for Obama or Clinton in 08, his high praise for Clinton of her ‘unwavering commitment on important issues facing young people’ leads us to believe he was probably #withher in the primary.
“Lying Kevin Nicholson can’t prove who he supported in 2008 and his record of praising Democrats like Tammy Baldwin and Hillary Clinton does not help his case,” said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Communications Director Brandon Weathersby. “Kevin Nicholson is a political opportunist who’s lying his way to the GOP nomination after supporting Hillary Clinton.”