GOP Senate candidates face off in debate

Posted at 10:13 PM, Jul 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-26 23:13:37-04

Businessman Kevin Nicholson and State Senator Leah Vukmir took the debate stage Thursday and right away began touting their conservative values.

"At the end of the day, I'm a conservative because I believe that the constitution is exceptional," Nicholson said. "It has to be adhered to, we have to do everything we can to protect it and persevere it."

"I stand for those ideas," Vukmir said. "I stand for life, I stand for the second amendment, and most of all I stand for the constitution."

Then, throughout the night, the two candidates took those themes into the rest of the debate. They agreed with President Trump on every issue presented - from health care, to building a wall, to tariffs and trade wars.

"He (Trump) is standing for our country," Vukmir said. "He's doing exactly what he promised at election. He is going to make America great again."

"What the president is doing, saying to our trade partners, come back to the negotiating table and lets actually get to a world without tariffs, clear as day that's what he's doing here," Nicholson said.

Vukmir and Nicholson also voiced support for confirming Supreme Court justices who are pro-life. 

After their hour-long debate, three other candidates joined Vukmir and Nicholson on stage. They are Charles Barman, Griffin Jones, and George Lucia.

Republican voters in Wisconsin will cast their ballots August 14. The winner of this race will then face Tammy Baldwin in the general election,