As expected, based upon comments made last week, state Sen. Leah Vukmir (R-Brookfield) announced her US Senate candidacy. Already in the race with heavy financial backing is businessman Kevin Nicholson. Venture capitalist Eric Hovde, a 2012 Senate candidate, confirms he is still considering entering next year’s contest. The eventual Republican nominee will face first-term Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D) in what is expected to be a competitive general election campaign. The Wisconsin primary will be scheduled for a date next August.
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