Kleefisch responds to Nicholson as number of governor candidates grows in Wisconsin

The primary is set for August 9th.

WISCONSIN (WKBT) – A former Marine and losing candidate for U.S Senate is running for governor in Wisconsin, setting up what is expected to be a costly and contentious Republican primary.

Kevin Nicholson is an outspoken backer of former President Donald Trump.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos urged Nicholson not to run for governor.

Nicholson is running as an anti-establishment outsider.

During his campaign announcement Nicholson said Rebecca Kleefisch, who is also running for the Republican nomination, is a part of the political machine.

In an exclusive interview with News Eight Now, Kleefisch said Nicholson has the right to run, but his attacks on her and speaker Vos are focused in the wrong place.

“I know he may be very angry that he can’t run for United States Senate. But the rest of us are angry too. It’s just that our anger is focused on Tony Evers failed leadership,” said Republican candidate for governor Rebecca Kleefisch.

The primary is set for August 9th.

The winner will face Governor Tony Evers in November.