Monday, September 24, 2018
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In a new interview, Vukmir says she proudly worked for ALEC at the expense of Wisconsin working families
MADISON — In a new interview, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir responded to a HuffPost report that she on at least 24 occasions championed legislation inspired by model bills drafted by the corporate special interest group ALEC, telling Capitol City Sunday‘s Emilee Fannon that she is “proud” of her work to advance the agenda set forth by ALEC’s corporate members.
“I‘m proud to have been a part of [ALEC] — I was a national chairman.”
In exchange for Vukmir‘s work for ALEC, Vukmir collected nearly $40,000 in campaign contributions from ALEC corporate members — a brazen quid pro quo that benefited Vukmir and her corporate backers at the expense of Wisconsin families.
Also this weekend, Vukmir again recommitted to repealing the Affordable Care Act and gutting federal protections for Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions, if she’s elected, saying, “I will use my background as a nurse to once and for all replace Obamacare.” 2.4 million Wisconsinites have pre-existing conditions.