MADISON, Wis. — Despite all Rebecca Kleefisch’s best efforts to embrace an extreme right-wing platform, the first Trump ally endorsement of the GOP primary went to one of her GOP opponents. This week, Trump’s former national security advisor Michael Flynn endorsed long-shot candidate Jonathan Wichmann.
From opposing COVID-19 protections to embracing the Big Lie, Radical Rebecca Kleefisch has taken the most extreme stance on every issue. She even begged for Trump’s endorsement after her announcement, saying, “I hope that Donald Trump gets involved in this race.”
“Despite being the most extreme candidate in the race, Rebecca Kleefisch missed out on the first big Trump endorsement of the season,” said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Rapid Response Director Kayla Anderson. “As lieutenant governor, she pushed policies that deeply hurt Wisconsinites, including opposing BadgerCare expansion, drastically cutting education funding, and cutting taxes for her wealthy friends and donors. She’s continued to embrace radical positions since leaving office – making her a prime candidate for a Trump endorsement, but a horrific choice for the state of Wisconsin.”