Businessman Eric Hovde (R), who lost the 2012 Republican Senate primary to former four-term Gov. Tommy Thompson, announced yesterday that he will not enter the 2018 contest. The decision came as no surprise. Though Mr. Hovde confirmed he was considering running, no overt move to enter the race was made even when presumed opponent Kevin Nicholson (R) began media advertising and a Super PAC also started spending to promote the latter man’s candidacy. The primary, now very likely between Mr. Nicholson and state Sen. Leah Vukmir (R-Brookfield), is scheduled for August 14th.
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