Endorsement comes on the heels of Nicholson’s Q1 announcement of $1 million raised and 18-point lead in primary poll
(Delafield) – Outsider candidate, Marine veteran, and businessman Kevin Nicholson announced that Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) has endorsed him in his campaign for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin.
Senator Lee commented: “After my conversations with Kevin, I’m excited to endorse him because I know he is someone who understands the importance of the founding principles of our country – and what we need to do to protect them and to secure prosperity for us all. Our nation is at a crossroads, and we need United States Senators who are willing to stand up against those who would just let this country slip away. Kevin is the reinforcement that we need to put this nation back on track.”
“I greatly respect Senator Lee’s willingness to always take a leadership role in the toughest and most pressing issues our nation faces. He is a champion for conservatives across the country, and I appreciate his support,” said Kevin Nicholson. “As momentum continues to build for our campaign, I am honored to have Senator Lee as a part of the conservative coalition supporting our campaign. This coalition is focused on defeating Tammy Baldwin because her record doesn’t match the views of the people of Wisconsin – whether it’s voting against tax reform and tax cuts, her support of the Iran Deal, or her willingness to turn a blind eye to mistreatment of veterans.”
Senator Lee’s endorsement comes on the heels of the Nicholson for Senate campaign announcing they had raised more than $1 million in the first quarter of 2018, and a total of $2.3 million since declaring in July, 2017 – outraising his primary opponent by a margin of 2:1. The campaign also previously announced that recent statewide polling – as reported in Politico and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – showed Nicholson leading his primary opponent by 45% to 27% in a head-to-head match-up. The survey, taken among 1,000 GOP primary voters, is the second in a row to show Nicholson increasing his lead on the primary ballot and the third showing a lead.
Recently, Tea Party Patriots also announced their endorsement of Kevin Nicholson. In announcing the endorsement, Jenny Beth Martin, Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman noted: “Kevin has thought long and hard about how to fix Washington, and he has a plan to make that happen. He will not go to the Swamp just to be another go-along-to-get-along senator. He wants to go to Washington to make a difference, not a career. On behalf of Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund, I am pleased to endorse Kevin Nicholson for U.S. Senate.”
The impressive and growing list of conservatives that have endorsed the coalition supporting Kevin Nicholson’s campaign for U.S. Senate now includes over 8,000 Wisconsin voters that have donated to his campaign, Senator Mike Lee and Senator Ted Cruz, Ambassador and now-National Security Advisor John Bolton, Club for Growth, Wisconsin Family Action PAC, FreedomWorks for America, Tea Party Patriots, Ed Rollins and Great America PAC, and the Madison Project.
The Nicholson for Senate Campaign announced last week that honorary campaign co-chairs Murph Burke and Jim Klauser are joined by a Wisconsin campaign committee that includes: John Anderson, David and Judy Baum, Bill and Betsie Berrien, Tom and Ginee Burke, Debbie Cervenka, Tom Diehl, Jeff Harris, Neil and Kathy Haselwander, Rick Lommen, David Lynch, Jack and Patti McKeithan, Fred and Mary Mohs, Ed Mooney, Pat and Ann Murphy, Mick Neshek, Matt Neumann, Jim Ostrom, Trygve Solberg, Dick and Liz Uihlein, and Terrence Wall.
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.