Politics Wisconsin Senate candidate's parents donate to Democrat he's trying unseat

13:09  13 february  2018
13:09  13 february  2018 Source:   FOX News

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The Wisconsin Republican Senate candidate ’ s parents have donated the legal maximum to his Democratic opponent’ s primary campaign, news reports revealed. Kevin Nicholson is seeking to unseat Sen. Tammy Baldwin, a Democrat , in the upcoming midterm elections this year.

GOP Senate candidate ' s parents max out donations to primary campaign of Democrat he hopes to unseat . By Chris Massie, CNN. Wisconsin Republican Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson.

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The parents of a Marine combat veteran running to unseat Wisconsin's Democratic incumbent has reportedly donated the legal maximum to his opponent's primary campaign.

Kevin Nicholson is trying to unseat Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisc., in the upcoming midterm elections. 

Besides the ususual campaign issues,  Nicholson has to respond to questions about why his parents appear to prefere his opponent.

Donna and Michael Nicholson both donated $2,700 to Baldwin’s primary campaign – the maximum amount permitted under the law for the period, according to a Federal Election Commission filing by Baldwin’s campaign from this month, the Washington Examiner reported.

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Shortly after Republican Kevin Nicholson announced his candidacy to unseat Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin (D- WI ) in 2017, his own parents donated ,700 – the maximum campaign contribution allowed by He himself was a Democrat before becoming a Marine and fighting in Iraq.

The parents of Kevin Nicholson, a Wisconsin Republican Senate candidate attempting to unseat incumbent Democrat Tammy Baldwin, have donated the legal maximum to Baldwin’ s primary campaign, according to a new report.

Nicholson’s parents will be allowed to contribute the same amount to Baldwin’s war chest once the general election is officially underway.

The Republican hopeful admitted his parents’ politics differ from his, with the mother known for donating to Democratic groups and candidates.

"My parents have a different worldview than I do, and it is not surprising that they would support a candidate like Tammy Baldwin who shares their perspective,” Nicholson told CNN.

"I'm a conservative today not because I was born one, but because of the experience I earned as a Marine in combat, my experience as a husband and father, my choice to be a Christian, the schools I chose to attend, and the decision to pursue the career that I have,” he added.

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"SNIP. (CNN)Just months after Republican Kevin Nicholson announced his bid to unseat incumbent Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin in 2018, his own parents donated the legal maximum Nicholson announced last July that he would seek the Republican nomination for US Senate in Wisconsin .

hopeful in Wisconsin have maxed out donations to the primary campaign of the Democrat he hopes to unseat . Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) in 2018, Nicholson’ s own parents donated the legal maximum to Nicholson had announced in July that he was seeking the Republican nomination for the Senate

“Regardless of who may disagree with my life decisions, I would not trade these experiences for anything, and they will always guide my views as Wisconsin's next U.S. Senator.”

The revelation about his parent’s political activities follows a controversy last year, in which Nicholson attacked fellow Wisconsinite and House Speaker Paul Ryan, saying he has a “light footprint in the state,” according to a recording obtained by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Many have since questioned whether Nicholson is a genuine Republican – an accusation his campaign had dismissed.

"This is an absurd and disingenuous question," campaign spokesman Michael Antonopoulos told the newspaper. "Kevin is a conservative who supports Speaker Ryan and has stated repeatedly that he comes from a family of Democrats."

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