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New endorsements from former elected officials and a union leader show steady momentum for Nelson campaign

Appleton, WI – The Nelson for Wisconsin campaign today announced a round of endorsements from former elected officials and a union official from across the state of Wisconsin, citing his labor record and local government roots. Nelson said, “I’m proud to have the support of all of these individuals. From the union halls to the halls of government, these people have demonstrated strong leadership in their communities and have uplifted working families. These leaders know my record on making real change in people’s lives, and that I will always prioritize Wisconsin over Wall Street when I get to the U.S. Senate.”

New Endorsements:

Former State Assembly Representative Chuck Benedict (Beloit): “Throughout my service in the Wisconsin State Legislature and my time as a practicing neurologist in Beloit from 1985 to 2004, I was a tireless advocate for a properly funded “Medicare for All” health care system. Within my freshman class of the legislature, Tom Nelson stood out as a clear leader and fellow supporter of health care for all. His ability to advocate for his constituents is a major strength, and he manages to speak plainly but powerfully. These are just some of the many incredible traits Tom will bring as Wisconsin’s next U.S. Senator.”

Former Waukesha Mayor Paul Vrakas: “As a former fellow local official, I trust Tom Nelson to get things done for us in Washington and bring people together as he has as Outagamie County Executive. Even though he’s a Democrat, he’s been elected continuously in his conservative area and proven he can work on a bipartisan basis to get things done, such as helping to save a local paper mill that was due to shut down with hundreds of union jobs at stake. Waukesha will be well served by someone who understands what our Wisconsin communities need.”

Scott Parr, Assistant Directing Business Representative District 10, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (Ret.): “I know Tom Nelson and I know he is the labor candidate. No one has fought as hard for working families than Tom. He has been on the picket line and he’s always been there for us, as a legislator and as county executive. I proudly endorse Tom for U.S. Senate.”

Link to tweet announcing endorsements HERE

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