Marine and Political Outsider Has Maximum Signatures Allowed by Law Verified in Bid for U.S. Senate
(Delafield) – Marine veteran and political outsider Kevin Nicholson announced that he is the first U.S. Senate candidate to file nominating paperwork with the Wisconsin Election Commission and have his nomination signatures verified. Nicholson, the frontrunner in the Republican primary, leads the primary race in both reported polling – showing a consistent and growing double-digit lead – and in fundraising, where he has outraised his Republican primary opponent by a margin of more than 2-1.
“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Republican primary voters from every corner of Wisconsin are standing with our campaign,” said Nicholson. “I appreciate everyone who helped us to circulate nominating papers, and everyone who signed. Submitting the maximum number of signatures from Wisconsinites all over the state is just one more way we’re demonstrating that the voters who will decide this primary election are firmly behind this outsider campaign. And it’s not just signatures; we already have over 9,000 Wisconsin voters from all 72 counties who have donated to our campaign – a sign of our growing grassroots momentum.”
Wisconsin electoral law allows a maximum of 4,000 signatures to be submitted and verified. Accordingly, the Nicholson for Senate campaign turned in more than 4,000 signatures on Tuesday, but will continue to submit signatures through the June 1 deadline.
The campaign noted that not only does it have donations from over 9,000 Wisconsin voters from all 72 counties, it also has nominating signatures from all corners of the state. Selected cities represented include: Superior, Ashland, Iron River, Hayward, Barron, Rhinelander, Tomahawk, Hudson, River Falls, Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, Wausau, Antigo, Marshfield, Stevens Point, Wisconsin Rapids, Waupaca, Green Bay, Appleton, Neenah, Oshkosh, Manitowoc, La Crosse, Tomah, Baraboo, Portage, Reedsburg, Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Port Washington, Prairie du Chien, Madison, Hartland, Pewaukee, Oconomowoc, Waukesha, Menomonee Falls, Grafton, Whitefish Bay, Milwaukee, West Allis, Oak Creek, Mukwonago, Beloit, Janesville, Lake Geneva, Burlington, Racine, and Kenosha.
Nicholson has been endorsed by an impressive and growing coalition that includes a dozen Wisconsin sheriffs, Senator Mike Lee and Senator Ted Cruz, Ambassador and now-National Security Advisor John Bolton, Wisconsin Family Action, Club for Growth, FreedomWorks for America, Ed Rollins and Great America PAC, Tea Party Patriots, and the Madison Project.
Nicholson is a decorated Marine who served combat tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He currently works as a business consultant, helping companies solve their toughest problems. He is a first-time candidate running in the Republican primary to defeat Democrat Tammy Baldwin.