Eric Hovde (R), the runner-up in the 2012 Senate primary, “is preparing for a possible Republican run for U.S. Senate, while saying he hasn’t fully committed to run and won’t reveal his plans until 2018.”
“If I were to announce, it would be sometime next year,” Hovde said.
“I’m taking certain steps; if I make a decision, I’ll be ready,” Hovde added, declining to identify any specific steps. (Wisconsin State Journal)
LETTER. State Sen. Leah Vukmir (R) “wrote a character reference letter for a fellow state lawmaker just after he was convicted of sexual assault in 2014, court records show. A month after a Waukesha County judge convicted then-Rep. Bill Kramer of two counts of fourth-degree sexual assault, Vukmir sent the judge a letter calling Kramer a friend who had changed his ways by getting sober in recent months. Her short letter focused on his decision to quit drinking in 2014 and did not mention that he had shoved a woman against a car, forcibly kissed her, put his hands up her shirt and grabbed her groin.” (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)
Management consultant Kevin Nicholson (R) is also running in the GOP primary.