Nicholson, Vukmir debate ends with exchange over conservative credentials, respect for military service

Courtesy of AFP-Wisconsin.
Courtesy of AFP-Wisconsin.

PEWAUKEE -- GOP U.S. Senate candidates Leah Vukmir and Kevin Nicholson got into a heated exchange over conservative credentials and respect for military service Thursday in the closing minutes of their first debate.
During an unusual round of post-closing statement rebuttals, Nicholson accused Vukmir of questioning whether his service during two wars in the Marines qualified as conservative credentials. Vukmir, whose son serves in the Army, called the shot a “low blow,” said she respected his service and demanded an apology.
Nicholson didn’t apologize, shooting back, “If it makes you feel bet...

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