The GOP’s chosen nominee for Wisconsin’s Senate race has survived a vigorous primary attempt from her challenger. Both the AP and the New York Times called the race for Leah Vukmir before 10 PM Tuesday night. In a statement,
Vukmir says that Wisconsin needs a senator represents Wisconsin, not “the far left or out-of-touch elites”.
— Leah Vukmir (@LeahVukmir) August 15, 2018
Incumbent Democrat Tammy Baldwin responded in kind, saying that Vukmir has “a long record of putting her corporate special interest backers ahead of hardworking Wisconsin families.”
The Republican primary is over and I officially have an opponent, but let’s face it — I’m really running against the special interests who want a bought and paid for Senator. Because they know that’s not me.
Congratulations to @LeahVukmir. —TB
— Tammy Baldwin (@tammybaldwin) August 15, 2018
Vukmir coasted past challenger Kevin Nicholson, holding a commanding lead all night.