From former President Donald Trump’s endorsement of Tim Michels, to former Vice President Mike Pence’s endorsement of Rebecca Kleefisch, several high-profile endorsements have been made in Wisconsin’s GOP primary for governor.
In addition to Trump, Michels has received the endorsement of former Governor Tommy Thompson while Kleefisch has received the endorsements of Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley (R-South Carolina), and former Governor Scott Walker, as well as numerous state legislative leaders including Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu.
Backing up his endorsement with a campaign rally, Trump is in Wisconsin this Friday to stump for Michels at the Waukesha County Fairgrounds. Pence was already in the state earlier in the week campaigning with Kleefisch as part of her “Take Back Wisconsin Tour.” Former Governor Walker said on UPFRONT that in addition to Pence, he expects to see Cruz, Haley, and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds in Wisconsin to support Kleefisch prior to the August 9th primary election.
The winner of the GOP primary will face off against incumbent Democratic Governor Tony Evers on November 8th.