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House Speaker Paul Ryan and Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner endorse Leah Vukmir in Op-ed on RightWisconsin
Waukesha – Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI01) and Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI05) endorsed state Sen. Leah Vukmir (R-Brookfield) in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate today in an op-ed, “We Choose Leah,” that is only on RightWisconsin.
“Leah is a longtime friend of ours and she has been a conservative partner among grassroots Republicans for years,” Ryan and Sensenbrenner wrote. “She has proven that in the face of opposition, she will never waver and will work relentlessly for the causes that she believes in.”
RightWisconsin Editor James Wigderson noted the significance of the endorsement by the two Republican leaders.
“Ryan is probably the most popular Republican in the state of Wisconsin, and certainly the most influential,” Wigderson said. “Sensenbrenner is also a longtime conservative favorite and speaks from the heart of Wisconsin’s conservative movement, the fifth congressional district.”
“These are huge personal endorsements for Vukmir,” Wigderson said. “It will be interesting to see if Wisconsin Republicans follow the lead of Ryan and Sensenbrenner in rallying around Vukmir leading up to the August primary.”
Wigderson also commented on the role RightWisconsin has played in the Republican primary.
“From the beginning, I have said RightWisconsin would not take sides and endorse a candidate,” Wigderson said. “As a result, we have been able to provide honest criticism of each candidate and a forum for supporters of both candidates on our website.”
Vukmir is opposed by Delafield businessman Kevin Nicholson in the Republican primary. Nicholson led in the last Marquette University Law School poll by five percent, a result within the margin of error. Nicholson has also led in fundraising.
However, Vukmir won the endorsement of the Republican Party of Wisconsin in May. The Marquette poll also showed 30 percent were undecided, and nearly 70 percent of GOP voters wanted to know more about the candidates, suggesting the race is still very much up in the air.
To read the op-ed, follow the link: https://rightwisconsin.com/2018/06/25/ryan-sensenbrenner-choose-leah/