Senator Leah Vukmir
In crowded field, grassroots support Vukmir
WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. — At the Republican Party of Wisconsin convention on Saturday, Sen. Leah Vukmir, R–Brookfield, won the WisPolitics.com straw poll of potential candidates for the 2018 U.S. Senate race in Wisconsin.
“Wisconsin Republicans are savvy voters who know consistent, principled leadership when they see it, which makes this honor humbling,” Vukmir said. “I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the delegates for their strong vote of confidence.”
Vukmir, who is considering a run against Sen. Tammy Baldwin next year, led the crowded field with 47 percent, nearly a majority of the votes. The runner-up received almost 14 percent.
“Sen. Baldwin is vulnerable, but liberal extremists will be out in full force to support her,” Vukmir said. “This race won’t be for the faint of heart. Conservatives need a nominee with an unwavering record and a strong tenacity. Tammy Baldwin will be a one-term senator.”
Vukmir currently represents Waukesha and Milwaukee counties in the Wisconsin State Senate, where she serves as assistant majority leader, chairs the Health Committee and sits on the highly regarded Joint Finance and Education Committees.