The race for Wisconsin’s governor is rising as one other high-profile proxy battle between former President Donald Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence, with the 2 visiting the state to stump for various candidates every week earlier than the GOP major election.
The previous vp arrived in Wisconsin on Wednesday to marketing campaign alongside Rebecca Kleefisch, whom he endorsed for the Republican nomination for governor final week. The endorsement was solely the third time Pence broke from the previous president as Trump sought to raise candidates who’ve supported his claims that the 2020 election was stolen.
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“Wisconsin and America want Rebecca Kleefisch to be the following governor of the good State of Wisconsin,” Pence stated Wednesday.
Pence equally broke from Trump in his endorsement for the GOP nomination within the Arizona governor’s race, establishing a high-profile showdown that has but to be referred to as. Within the spring, the previous White Home duo additionally cut up once they backed completely different candidates for Georgia’s race for governor.
Kleefisch and Michels are set to face off in Wisconsin’s major contest on Tuesday, with the winner going through incumbent Democratic Gov. Tony Evers in November.
Wisconsin has emerged as a battleground state, because it’s one among a handful that secured President Joe Biden’s victory in 2020. Kleefisch and Michels have campaigned on guarantees to strengthen voter integrity, though each have stopped wanting backing efforts to decertify the outcomes of the 2020 election like Trump has steered within the state.
Trump had pressured Pence to overturn the outcomes of the 2020 election, which the previous vp refused to do.