Nicholson casts self as outsider in asking for delegates’ support

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Business consultant and former Marine Kevin Nicholson asked GOP activists for their support Saturday, saying the party needs an outsider to beat U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, this fall and take on the political aristocracy in Washington, D.C.

Nicholon likened himself to GOP U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, who have endorsed his campaign, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and President Reagan. He said none cast legislative votes before going to Washington, D.C., but produced results.

Nicholson cast himself as an outsider, saying he never asked anyone’s permission to run, “much to the chagrin of some folks in this room.”

“I will ask advice, but never permission before doing the right thing,” Nicholson said.

He also recounted his political conversion from president of College Dems 18 years ago to a GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate.

“We’ve got way too many senators who think it’s about them and their marble corner office and it’s not about the people and the problems we need them to solve,” Nicholson said.

This post is part of our coverage of the 2018 state GOP convention in Milwaukee. See the rest of our coverage here: https://www.wispolitics.com/category/gop-convos/

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