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MADISON — Democratic Party of Wisconsin Veterans Caucus member and U.S. Navy veteran Tracey Sperko, of Milwaukee, issued the following statement on Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson questioning the “cognitive thought process” of Democratic service members and veterans:
“Military service isn’t about progressive values or being a conservative — it comes down to love of country and a sense of duty. My oath of enlistment was to defend the Constitution of the United States of America and not an oath to any political party.
“As a Navy veteran, I’m deeply troubled by Kevin Nicholson’s attempt to politicize military service to advance his own political career while tearing down fellow veterans — it’s wrong, and it epitomizes the toxic partisanship that Wisconsinites hate about Washington.”