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Sun May 22, 2022, 02:25 PM

Delegates decline to endorse candidate for governor at Wisconsin GOP convention

Wisconsin’s most ardent members of the Republican grassroots declined to endorse a candidate in the party’s gubernatorial primary, leaving the field wide open as the Aug. 9 primary approaches.

More than 1,500 delegates, candidates and activists gathered Saturday for the party’s annual state convention in Middleton — about 10 miles from the state Capitol, in the heart of deep-blue Dane County. Candidates made their cases to the party faithful — some seeking the endorsement themselves and others urging delegates to choose no one.

Former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch received the most votes among the candidates, at 54.6% — just shy of the 60% needed to earn the party’s endorsement.

Construction business owner Tim Michels and businessman Kevin Nicholson each received about 3% of the vote on the first ballot, which took them out of the running for the second vote. State Rep. Timothy Ramthun, R-Campbellsport, got 5.6% of the vote on the first ballot and 2.6% on the second. The percentage of delegates supporting the “no endorsement” option rose from 36.4% on the first ballot to 42.8% on the second.

Can they just go ahead and eat each other already?

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Jilly_in_VA May 22 OP
2naSalit May 22 #1

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Sun May 22, 2022, 02:39 PM

1. Naw...

They have to make a big stink out of every little thing. Kind of like asking someone to leave and they smash all your furniture and dishes on the way out the door.

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