For Immediate Release
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Contact: Brad Bainum, [email protected]
MADISON — Billionaire Dick Uihlein-funded groups have now spent nearly $11 million to buy a U.S. Senate seat for Kevin Nicholson, according to a new report from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Most recently, a Uihlein-funded group called Solutions for Wisconsin on Wednesday launched a $911,000 TV ad buy attacking Nicholson’s primary opponent, Leah Vukmir. That follows a July investment from another Uihlein-bankrolled group called Club for Growth Action Wisconsin, which last month spent more than $2 million on TV ads attacking Vukmir.
“The numbers don’t lie: billionaire Dick Uihlein is spending millions of dollars to buy an election for Kevin Nicholson, because Uihlein wants a U.S. Senator who will work for him and his corporate special interest agenda that includes more tax breaks for big corporations and billionaires, phasing out health care programs, and deep cuts to Social Security,” said Brad Bainum, DPW spokesperson for the 2018 Senate race.
Nicholson has welcomed Uihlein’s support for months, and in return endorsed tax breaks for large corporations and billionaires like Uihlein, while also endorsing Uihlein’s agenda that includes eliminating health care programs, raising the retirement age, and restructuring Social Security, including by reducing benefits.