State Sen. Leah Vukmir (R) jumped into the race to challenge Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D), joining management consultant Kevin Nicholson (R) in the GOP primary.
"In a campaign video and announcement that was released Thursday morning, Vukmir cast herself as a 'consistent conservative' who during tough political battles stood side by side with Republican Gov. Scott Walker. By emphasizing her deep roots among Wisconsin Republicans, Vukmir, 59, is seeking to offer a vivid contrast with the only other candidate in race." Nicholson is a former Democrat who was once president of the College Democrats of America.
"Beloit billionaire Diane Hendricks, owner of ABC Supply, will serve as Vukmir's finance co-chair."
"In her campaign video, Vukmir traced her history as a mother and nurse who entered the public arena as a strong proponent of school reform and joined the conservative wing of the Republican Party."
Eric Hovde (R), a 2012 candidate, "has said he'll make a decision on the race in early October." (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)