Delafield, WI – Kevin Nicholson, a Marine, outsider and the conservative candidate for United States Senate, is pleased to announce Wisconsin leader Jim Klauser is joining his campaign in the role of Honorary Campaign Chairman.

Klauser issued the following statement in support of Kevin Nicholson: “Wisconsin needs someone like Kevin Nicholson to fix this mess in Washington. It’s going to take an outsider with real world experience to enact true conservative change on behalf of our great state. I’ve worked with serious leaders in Wisconsin for decades, and I can tell you that Kevin is exactly the right candidate to defeat Tammy Baldwin and get things moving in Washington, DC for the better.”

In response, Nicholson shared the following comment: “It’s humbling to announce that Jim is joining our growing team as Honorary Campaign Chairman. He is an incredible leader who knows our state, and knows what matters to the people of Wisconsin. The addition of Jim to our campaign is another sign of our continuing momentum, and I am honored to have his support.”

Jim Klauser worked closely with Governor Tommy Thompson during his tenure leading the Badger State. From 1986-1996, Klauser served as Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Administration, and was Special Counsel to the Governor from 1994 to 1996.

A Senior Vice President at Wisconsin Energy Corp., Klauser retired in April 2007. Prior to joining Wisconsin Energy Corp., he was senior partner with the law firm of Dewitt Ross and Stevens.

Jim has served on numerous boards, commissions, and committees. He served as General Chairman of the Thompson for Governor Committee. He also served as Co-Chairman of the Bush for President-Wisconsin Committee in 2000, and as Chairman in 2004. He was a consultant from 1992 to 1996 for the Republican National Committee and Republican Governors Association. Jim was a member of the Boards of Regents of the University of Wisconsin and the Milwaukee School of Engineering and was a member of the Board of Trustees at Carthage College. Jim received a B.S. in 1961, a J.D. in 1964 and a M.A. in public law in 1968, all from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Among his many awards for achievement and service, Jim was presented the Bundesverdienstkreuz (the German Service Cross, 1st Class or Knight’s Cross) in April 2001, recognizing his personal service in relation to the reconstruction of Germany. It is the highest recognition that the Federal Republic of Germany confers.

Kevin Nicholson has been endorsed by a tremendous number of conservative organizations across the Republican spectrum, including Solutions for Wisconsin, the Club for Growth, Ambassador John Bolton, Freedom Works, The Madison Project and Great America PAC. To learn more, please follow the campaign on Facebook, Twitter and visit our website.

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