For Immediate Release
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Contact: Brad Bainum, bradb@wisdems.org

Wisconsin Republicans Sound the Alarm: 
"Please Do Nothing To Harm The Other Candidate"


"Will Republican party leaders Senator Ron Johnson or Governor Scott Walker intervene, or will they repeat their mistakes from the past?"

MADISON -- Fresh off of winning the Republican Party of Wisconsin's endorsement on Saturday, ultra-conservative state Sen. Leah Vukmir immediately called on her GOP primary opponent Kevin Nicholson to "respect the will of the people...and leave the race." 
 
Vukmir isn't the only Wisconsin Republican nervous about ensuring party unity. For months, Wisconsin Republicans have publicly fretted about a repeat of 2012's nasty GOP Senate primary -- fears that are understandable, given how nasty Vukmir and Nicholson's combative primary has become. And Wisconsin Republicans only reiterated those nasty primary concerns over the past few days:

"Wisconsin Republicans know that they are on track for a far more fatal U.S. Senate primary than 2012," said Brad Bainum, Democratic Party of Wisconsin spokesperson for the 2018 Senate race. "Will Republican party leaders Senator Ron Johnson or Governor Scott Walker intervene for the sake of party unity, or are Wisconsin Republicans committed to repeating their mistakes of the past?"