The leader of Republicans in the Wisconsin Senate expects undecided Wisconsin Republicans will “come home” to Donald Trump.
In a media conference call on Thursday, Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said he’s been all in for the party’s nominee for some time. “When Reince Preibus said on July 19th ‘this is the nominee,’ for me that meant let’s go, because we’ve got to unify,” Fitzgerald said.
And while Ted Cruz won the Republican primary in Wisconsin, Fitzgerald sees supporters of the Texas senator coming around. “I see people in this environment who know by November they’re going to have to make that decision and figure out who they’re going to support. I see those people coming home and certainly supporting Trump.”
Donald Trump is back in Wisconsin on Saturday, and he’ll campaign for the first time since the Republican National Convention with House Speaker Paul Ryan. “I know Tommy Thompson has called Donald Trump personally,” Fitzgerald said, adding that the former Republican governor noted a “major shift,” here.
“Nobody’s got a better pulse on Wisconsin than Tommy Thompson. He told Donald Trump ‘you need to get back here. You need to send everybody that you can to Wisconsin, because you guys can win this thing.’”
Trump will attend an annual Republican party event in Walworth County on Saturday afternoon. In addition to Ryan, Governor Scott Walker and U.S. Senator Ron Johnson are also scheduled to appear with Trump.