Vukmir tabbed to run against US Senator Baldwin; brace yourself, this one will be nasty and ugly

This is going to be nasty. Now that the par­ti­san pri­ma­ry elec­tions are over, buck­le your belts because the already heat­ed bat­tle for the U.S. Sen­ate seat now held by Tam­my Bald­win will get hot­ter.

On Tues­day, the Repub­li­cans tabbedf State Sen­a­tor Leah Vuk­mir to run against Bald­win. Vuk­mir, from Brook­field, defeat­ed Kevin Nichol­son, 217,023 to 190,040. Vuk­mir is a for­mer state chair for ALEC, the ultra con­ser­v­a­tive group giv­en a lot of cred­it for the Repub­li­can assault on col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing (Act10) and the party’s zeal for replac­ing Oba­macare.

Like Don­ald Trump? You’ll love Vuk­mir.

Bald­win told her sup­port­ers in Berlin last month that her seat in Wash­ing­ton has been tar­get­ed by the Repub­li­cans and that more mon­ey from out­side sources is being spent against her.  Bald­win is shown in the pho­to on the left with Frank Buress, who is run­ning for the 41st Assem­bly Dis­trict. The two were at a Bald­win ral­ly last month in Berlin.

A recent arti­cle “Wis­con­sin State Jour­nal” stat­ed, “Mean­while, Bald­win, D-Madi­son, has faced a neg­a­tive ad blitz that so far dwarfs any oth­er U.S. Sen­ate incum­bent seek­ing re-elec­tion this fall. Out­side groups have spent more than four times as much on neg­a­tive ads against her than against any oth­er sen­a­tor, the Cen­ter for Respon­sive Pol­i­tics data show.” View entire arti­cle.

And this was before the real bat­tle start­ed today. Hang on, it, because based on what we have seen so far, it is going to get nas­ti­er and ugli­er. Such is the state of pol­i­tics today in Trump World.