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Wis. GOP Candidate's Parents Donated Max to Dem Incumbent

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Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisc. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 12 Feb 2018 09:24 PM

The parents of a Republican candidate hoping to unseat incumbent Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., have donated the legal maximum to her primary campaign, CNN reported.

Conservative Kevin Nicholson announced last July he would seek the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin, CNN reported.

In a Federal Election Commission filing by Baldwin's campaign dated Feb. 5, each of Nicholson's parents, Donna and Michael, is documented as having donated $2,700 to Baldwin in December 2017 — the maximum they could donate during the primary election.

They can donate up to that amount again during the general election.

The donations were not unexpected, however. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has reported Nicholson's mother has donated thousands of dollars over the years to Democratic organizations and candidates.

"My parents have a different worldview than I do, and it is not surprising that they would support a candidate like Tammy Baldwin who shares their perspective," Nicholson told CNN in a statement.

"I'm a conservative today not because I was born one, but because of the experience I earned as a Marine in combat, my experience as a husband and father, my choice to be a Christian, the schools I chose to attend, and the decision to pursue the career that I have. Regardless of who may disagree with my life decisions, I would not trade these experiences for anything, and they will always guide my views as Wisconsin's next U.S. Senator."

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Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., has secured the maximum donations from the parents of GOP hopeful Kevin Nicholson, who hopes to win the GOP primary and oppose Baldwin in the general election.
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