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Trump Has Few Republican Official Supporters in Wisconsin

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By Joe Crowe   |   Friday, 25 Mar 2016 03:45 PM

As the April 5 presidential primary in Wisconsin approaches, Donald Trump's campaign has garnered little support in the state from Republican officials.

The Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel found one: Van Mobley, president of the Thiensville Village Board who failed in a bid for state school superintendent.

"I will welcome them back when Trump is the nominee," said Mobley.

Ted Cruz has received more endorsements than John Kasich in Wisconsin. However, many Republicans in Wisconsin have endorsed no one. Wisconsin supporters favored Marco Rubio and Scott Walker's now-failed campaigns.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos endorsed Cruz and said Trump would lead to major losses for the Republicans. But those who don't support Trump have not shown a united front to deal with him.

Reince Priebus is leader of the Republican National Committee, and so cannot make an endorsement.

He said, "I think people accept the fact that endorsements are nice but they don't equal votes in the ballot box."

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Gov. Scott Walker have also been faced with the issue of Trump.

Ryan has promised to support Trump if he's the nominee. Walker said he would oppose Trump, but "We're a long way off from that. Ask me that closer to the convention."

Rep. Reid Ribble has gone on the record opposing Trump, saying he "behaves like a sixth-grader" and "I actually believe he's gotten worse."

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner said he would vote for Trump if he's the nominee. "I'm not confident Trump will do the right thing, but I am confident that Hillary Clinton will always do the wrong thing."

Bernie Sanders is leading in campaign ad buys in Wisconsin, reports Madison.com. Sanders has bought 63 percent of the campaign ads so far, spending $206,080. Hillary Clinton is preparing a pre-primary ad campaign, said The New York Times.

In Wisconsin, Trump has spent no money on TV ad time.

Wisconsin State Sen. Duey Stroebel told the Texas Tribune, "Trump's got a heap of trouble here."

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