Nicholson, Vukmir Preparing to Face Off in Tuesday’s Primary

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The race for Wisconsin’s U.S. Senate seat is heating up, with just two days until voters head to the polls for the primary election. 

Republican candidates Leah Vukmir and Kevin Nicholson are facing off in Wisconsin’s partisan primary election on Tuesday.

The winner will face Democratic incumbent Senator Tammy Baldwin this fall, who is running for another term.

The candidates have been making campaign stops around the state.

Republican senate candidate Kevin Nicholson says he can bring fresh ideas to Washington, having never been a politician before.

“It’s going to take an outsider to beat Tammy Baldwin,” Nicholson said. “Tammy Baldwin knows this full-well, it’s why she’s attacking me. I need your vote on August 14th so we can take this thing all the way through to November, make it a real contest of ideas and how we get healthcare right, and how we strategically invest in defense to stop wars before they start.”

Republican challenger Leah Vukmir sees her experience in the Wisconsin state senate as an advantage in this race.

“I think it’s really important that we look at results and what we have done here in Wisconsin and I call it an economic miracle what we’ve done here, transforming our state, I’m proud to have been a part of it,” Vukmir said.

Senator Baldwin says she is a candidate who will not be swayed by special interest groups.

“There’s been millions of dollars of spending already on nasty attack ads against me, because I think they want a senator in their pocket, and I’m going to continue to stand up to them and fight for Wisconsinites.”

The winner of the Republican primary on Tuesday will face Senator Baldwin on November 6th.

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