Waukesha, WI – The Wisconsin Young Republicans (WIYR) proudly endorsed Rick Loughery as their choice for the next Chairman of the Young Republican National Federation (YRNF). The WIYRs plan to send delegates to the biennial YRNF Convention taking place July 24th-28th in Omaha, Nebraska to support Rick and his highly experienced team.
“Wisconsinites know what it takes to build a successful political organization. Since the Conservative revolution in Wisconsin and the historic 2012 recall attempt of Governor Scott Walker, we have campaigned aggressively at all levels. In 2016, the WIYRs helped turned Wisconsin red in a presidential election for the first time since 1984. In 2018, we provided key deployments to vulnerable districts to hold the GOP majorities in the Wisconsin Legislature. These victories were no easy task and were won district by district building a successful ground game, sound campaign strategy, and developing coalitions that work toward our shared goals. Rick has shown all those qualities in his successful work as State Chairman of fellow battleground state Pennsylvania,” said Wisconsin Chairman Nik Rettinger III.
Rettinger further stated: “The YRNF, much like our state chapter here in Wisconsin, has the opportunity to be the tip of the spear and help make the difference in key races. Especially in a swing state learning red like Wisconsin, races are relatively close and won on the margins which is where the Young Republicans, through membership recruitment and targeted campaigning, can truly make the difference. Rick has demonstrated to our team here that he has the campaign experience, fundraising capability, and foresight to take the YRNF to the next level and ensure the House Majority is reestablished, the Senate Majority is held, and President Donald J. Trump is reelected to another term.”
Upon learning of Wisconsin’s endorsement, Loughery said: “I’m honored to have the support of the Wisconsin Young Republicans. We are building a team of young leaders across the country as we change the face of the Republican Party, and I’m excited to have Chairman Nik Rettinger and his team on board. More than just talk, Young Republicans are about action. In Wisconsin, Nik and his team’s plans to engage young voters and support Republican candidates up and down the ballot through grassroots activism are exactly what we need in every battleground state. Together, we will develop young conservative leaders, target key races and re-elect President Trump in 2020.”