Several prominent Republican women have joined an effort aimed at boosting GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s chances in Wisconsin.
The ‘Wisconsin Women for Trump’ coalition includes party leaders from across the state, such as former Lieutenant Governor Margaret Farrow, along with state Senators Alberta Darling and Mary Lazich.
Ginny Marschman, a former president of the Wisconsin Federation of Republican Women, says they are backing Trump because they feel he’s the right choice for the nation. “Wisconsin’s enthusiasm for Trump is increasing on a daily basis,” Marschman said Wednesday in a call with reporters.
The most recent Marquette University Law School poll had Trump trailing Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in Wisconsin by 10 points among registered voters, while Clinton also had a 2-to-1 advantage among women. Sue Lynch of La Crosse, a member of the coalition, dismissed those results. “I don’t find that a valid poll at this point,” Lynch said. “People in Wisconsin want honest people who are in our government, and Hillary Clinton is not honest.”
Speaking for the Clinton campaign, Wisconsin Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI) said “Wisconsin women have heard Donald Trump repeatedly demean women. He opposes equal pay measures and supports defunding Planned Parenthood. Donald Trump is dangerously unqualified to be president. We just cannot trust him to manage the economy, keep us safe, or put Wisconsin families first.”