MADISON, Wis. – Facing lackluster poll numbers, threats of even more primary opponents, and attacks from all sides, Rebecca Kleefisch threw a hail mary — and made one last pitch to Donald Trump for an endorsement.
Polls show this primary is still up for grabs. That’s why Kleefisch has made every attempt to prove she’s the most radical candidate in this race and get on Trump’s good side:
- Kleefisch refuses to answer if she would have certified the election results if she were governor in 2020 and will not admit that the 2020 election was free, fair, and secure.
- Kleefisch joined Trump’s failing social media network, Truth Social. Reports have even said that the Trump base has failed to “flock to Truth Social” and Trump himself is “blowing a gasket over his joke of a social media network.”
- Kleefisch has associated herself with the fake electors who tried to overthrow the election in 2020. Bill Feehan serves on one of Kleefisch’s advisory boards; Andrew Hitt, former GOP state party chair, has donated thousands to the campaign; and Kelly Ruh, served on the board of the 1848 Project. Both Hitt and Ruh have both been subpoenaed by the House’s January 6th Committee.
While Kleefisch is certainly checking off every box on Trump’s list (friends with fake electors, threatening to undermine democracy as governor) — she’s got hot competition for his endorsement. Tim Ramthun, who is leading the crusade to decertify the 2020 election results, is expected to be in Mar-a-Lago next month [1:30].
“Who is Rebecca Kleefisch preparing to work for — the people of Wisconsin or Donald Trump?” said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Rapid Response Director Hannah Menchhoff. “Rebecca Kleefisch will say or do anything to win this primary — even threatening to throw out Wisconsin’s votes and undermine our elections to impress an authoritarian leader. She has provided no vision for Wisconsin’s future and would only divide our state even further with her radical agenda.”