WEST ALLIS, Wisc. – Republican Tim Michels, the Army Veteran, Business executive, and political outsider running for governor, issued the following statement on receiving the endorsment of Governor Tommy Thompson:
“I appreciate Governor Thompson’s endorsement and vote of confidence. Tommy Thompson knows what it takes to be a great governor of Wisconsin. We are gaining momentum every day, and folks are coming together now to work to defeat Tony Evers this fall. I am working day and night to bring more people into this movement because it is going to take a continued surge to win in November. Tommy knows Wisconsin and Wisconsin knows Tommy. I am happy the governor who reformed welfare and developed the first school choice program in America is now on our team. We continue to gain momentum, but we are not done yet.”

Governor Thompson’s full endorsement:

“I strongly believe Wisconsin is on the wrong track and 56% of registered voters in the latest Marquette Law School poll agree. Wisconsin needs new leaders like Tim Michels who have experience to solve tough problems and make Wisconsin the greatest state in the nation. Tim will fight to make Wisconsin the best place to live, work and play just as I did when I was governor. Tim has bold plans to reduce crime, improve schools, restore integrity to our elections and put our economy back on track. We need to get Wisconsin back on the right track. I have known the Michels family for decades. Tim’s parents Dale and Ruth built a great Wisconsin company and were my friends. Their sons, Pat, Kevin, and Tim have grown Michels Corp into one of the largest construction companies in America. Michels Corp employs more than 3500 family supporting jobs in Wisconsin and nearly 5000 more nationwide. Tim Michels knows how to lead large organizations and how-to get-tough jobs done, and that’s what Wisconsin needs.”

About Tim Michels:

Tim Michels is a conservative businessman and veteran, running for Governor of Wisconsin. Tim is a proven leader from outside the political establishment who is poised to clean up the mess in Madison and get things headed in the right direction. After serving in the Army for 12 years, Michels worked with his brothers to run Michels Corporation, which in the last 25 years has grown from a few hundred employees to a nationally-admired, multi-faceted construction company with more than 8,000 employees.

For more information about Tim and his campaign, please visit www.michelsforgovernor.com.

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