Former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who led the state from 2011 to 2019, endorsed his former Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch in the race for his former position.
Kleefisch, running for the GOP gubernatorial nomination, is viewed to be one of the frontrunners, in addition to businessman Kevin Nicholson and State Representative Timothy Ramthun (R-Campbellsport).
“She’s a leader, she’s a conservative, and without a doubt, she’s a fighter. I first got to know Rebecca years ago when she was on TV exposing the waste, fraud, and abuse in government. Then a few years later, she stood up and was one of the first public figures to join the tea party movement in Wisconsin. Not long after that, she decided to run for office herself, taking on the establishment. In fact, she defeated a candidate who was supported by nearly all the capitol insiders,” Walker said in a video statement.
“During our eight years together as Governor and Lieutenant Governor, she stood with me step by step as we took on the big government special interests and pushed forward the most conservative agenda in the entire nation. All that time she was fighting her own battle with cancer. And I gotta tell you, there’s no one I would rather have with me as an ally in our state capitol than Rebecca Kleefisch. She is a committed conservative who never backs away from a fight.”
Kleefisch’s campaign has generated numerous headlines in recent weeks, as she seeks to secure widespread Republican support.
She proposed establishing an Office of Election Integrity & Public Trust in order to “restore confidence in elections.” Furthermore, the candidate collected more than $3 million during the first four months of her effort to defeat Governor Tony Evers, according to a release from her campaign.
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