For Immediate Release
January 30, 2018
Contact: Brad Bainum, bradb@wisdems.org

Nicholson Claims He Left the Democratic Party in 2000, But Worked to Elect Democrats in 2002

"Kevin Nicholson has consistently proven that Wisconsinites 
cannot take him at his word" 


MADISON -- The Associated Press today reported that Kevin Nicholson worked for the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party in Minnesota in 2002, further debunking Nicholson's frequently repeated claim that he became a Republican as early as 2000.

We can't say why Nicholson -- a self-styled latter-day Ronald Reagan -- would have worked to elect Democrats in 2002, despite claiming that he left the 2000 Democratic National Convention "absolutely sure I was not a Democrat." But this is just the latest data point in a troubling trend of Nicholson hiding the reality of his record and beliefs from Wisconsin voters:

  • It was UNTRUE when Nicholson claimed he left the 2000 Democratic National Convention convinced he was not a Democrat, because five years later he registered to vote as a Democrat in North Carolina.
     
  • It was UNTRUE when Nicholson said his military service led him to leave the Democratic Party, because it's a matter of public record that he voted in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary in North Carolina.
     
  • And the time Nicholson claimed to have voted "no preference" in 2008's Democratic presidential primary? There's NO EVIDENCE of that, either. Records prove otherwise, and PolitiFact has called out Nicholson's dishonesty.

In sum: The Republican Senate primary is still seven months away, but out-of-state billionaire puppet Kevin Nicholson is well on his way to establishing himself as a duplicitous liar who will say anything to get elected. 

A far cry from 2000's Rosie O'Donnell-admiring Kevin Nicholson, 2018's Kevin Nicholson is seeking to win over right-wing megadonors by embracing Washington's corporate special interest corruption and endorsing plans to hike Wisconsinites taxes, spike health care premiums, gut vital earned benefits programs and strip away millions of Americans' health care while ending protections for people with pre-existing conditions.


"Kevin Nicholson has consistently proven that Wisconsinites cannot take him at his word," said Brad Bainum, Democratic Party of Wisconsin spokesperson for the 2018 Senate race. "Nicholson clearly has a problem with telling the truth, and all we know for sure is that he'll take on any position his out-of-state billionaire backers tell him to embrace." 

Read more from the Associated Press.