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Candidate Profile: Leah Vukmir

Candidate Profile: Leah Vukmir
Posted: Sep 12, 2018
Categories: Profiles, Candidates
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Republican Nominee for U.S. Senate, Wisconsin

 

By Barb Zakszewski, Florida

Wisconsin state Senator Leah Vukmir has her work cut out for her. She is running for the U.S. Senate against democratic darling and incumbent Tammy Baldwin, whom Vukmir is portraying as a Bernie Sanders extremist who is out of touch with her constituents. This race has garnered national media attention and landed Vukmir an interview with Neil Cavuto of Fox News recently.
 
How did she get her start in politics? As an involved parent, Vukmir was concerned with the reading methods being taught in her daughter’s kindergarten. A meeting with the teacher landed her “in the principal’s office.” After more meetings and frustration, Vukmir began to attend local school board meetings, becoming an advocate for children’s education.
 
Her activism gained the attention of many, including then-state Rep. Scott Walker. Walker, who was considering a run for Milwaukee County Executive, convinced Vukmir to run for his seat in the Wisconsin State Assembly, where she served for eight years. A run for the Wisconsin Senate seemed logical. She again won.

Vukmir is a strong conservative who is running for U.S. Senate to bring about real conservative change for America. She stands with President Trump on border security and building the wall. She will also work to replace ObamaCare with a workable free market solution. She will continue to fight for tax relief for all.
 
Recently imposed tariffs have caused her concern, especially with farmers in Wisconsin. She has visited many county fairs throughout the state and spoke with many farmers, who tell her they would like to give President Trump a chance to negotiate favorable trade agreements all around, including Canada, which imposed a 275 percent tariff on dairy products.
 
Vukmir, who believes this Senate seat can easily turn red, has received support from many Republican senators and has even received encouragement from President Trump himself. She is proud of her association with the Wisconsin Federation of Republican Women, being a member of the Waukesha County FRW, as well as an associate member of RW of Greater Milwaukee.
 
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