Kevin Nicholson is seeking to topple Sen. Tammy Baldwin, a Democrat, in the upcoming mid-term elections this year.
The parents of a Marine war veteran, is running to unseat, Wisconsin Democratic incumbent, has reportedly donated the legal maximum to his opponent in the primary campaign.
Kevin Nicholson is trying to unseat, Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisc., in the upcoming mid-term elections.
In addition to the ususual campaign issues, Nicholson has to respond, to ask why his parents seem to prefere his opponent.
Donna and Michael Nicholson, both donated $2,700 to Baldwin’s primary campaign – the maximum amount allowed under the law for the time, according to a Federal Election Commission filing from the Baldwin campaign, reported as of this month, the Washington Examiner.
To carry Nicholson’s parents will be allowed the same amount of Baldwin ‘ war chest once the Federal election is officially underway.
The Republican hope confessed to his parents of the policy differ from his, with the mother is known for making donations to democratic groups and candidates.
“My parents have a different world view than I do, and it is not surprising that they would support a candidate like Tammy Baldwin, share their perspective,” Nicholson told CNN.
“I’m not a conservative today, because I was born, but because of the experience I earned as a Marine in the fight, my experience as a husband and father, my choice to be a Christian, the schools that I chose to visit, and the decision to continue the career that I have,” he added.
“Regardless of who may agree with my life decisions, I would not trade these experiences for anything, and you will always be my views forward in Wisconsin next U.S. Senator.”
The revelation about his parents ‘ political activities follows a controversy last year in which Nicholson fellow attacked says Wisconsinite and speaker of the house of representatives, Paul Ryan, he has received a “light-footprint in the state,” according to a recording of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Many have since questioned whether Nicholson, a real Republican – a charge that was dismissed to his campaign.
“This is absurd and dishonest, the question is,” campaign spokesman Michael Antonopoulos told the newspaper. “Kevin is a conservative, the speaker supports Ryan and has repeatedly pointed out that he comes from a family of Democrats.”