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Conservatives Should Walk If Their GOP Senate Candidate Supports Mitch McConnell

When state Senator Leah Vukmir gave the politician’s answer to questions about who she would support for Majority Leader she inadvertently made the Wisconsin Republican Senate Primary the main front in the civil war in the Republican Party.

Vukmir, a close ally to Governor Scott Walker, apparently met with Steve Bannon seeking the endorsement of the Breitbart CEO and his Great America PAC, but was rebuffed when she flubbed the answer to whether she War against establishmentwould support Mitch McConnell for Majority Leader.

According to media reports, Vukmir says she will support whoever can help get Trump's agenda enacted. Her opponent in the GOP Primary, former Democrat Kevin Nicholson, says if nominated and elected he will oppose McConnell’s re-election as Majority Leader.

Based on Nicholson’s unequivocal answer to the McConnell question, Great America PAC announced Monday it was backing Nicholson. Monday’s announcement brings to three the number of outsider PACs that are backing Nicholson over Vukmir.

State Senator Vukmir’s riposte was that Bannon never asked her whether she would support ousting McConnell, however, she still has not said directly whether she would support ousting McConnell, even though she believes "in some regards" he is blocking President Donald Trump's agenda.

Looking at the controversy from the outside, it is clear both Vukmir and Nicholson gave the politician’s answer to the McConnell question.

Vukmir, as the apparent leader, looked at history and recognized that being overtly anti-leadership was likely to cause McConnell to withhold much-needed funding from her during the General Election.

Nicholson, facing skepticism about his conservative credentials and being the underdog, took the insurgent’s only opportunity to win the primary; he hoisted the pirate flag and made ousting McConnell a signature issue of his campaign.

The question is: Who’s right?

Last week, CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie, Ken Cuccinelli II, President, Senate Conservatives Fund, L. Brent Bozell III, Jenny Beth Martin, Co-Founder, Tea Party Patriots, David Bozell, President, For America, Adam Brandon, President, FreedomWorks told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell it is time for him to resign.

The grassroots support for sending McConnell the message that America’s conservative voters are fed up with his incompetence, failures and betrayals has been overwhelming; thousands of like-minded conservatives have expressed their support for the demand that McConnell be replaced.

Wisconsin’s Far-Left Senator Tammy Baldwin has been ripe for a conservative challenge since the day she walked on to the Senate Floor – and in state Senator Leah Vukmir it looks like Baldwin is about to get the principled conservative opponent needed to take the Trump victory in Wisconsin and flip that Senate seat from blue to red.

What we like about Leah Vukmir is that in the face of death threats over Wisconsin’s teacher’s union reforms, Leah refused to back down and continues to be one of the leading voices to keep pushing Wisconsin in a more conservative direction.

Vukmir prides herself on her conservative record, and we especially like her association with our friends at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

A nurse, military mom, and conservative with a proven record as a state Representative and Senator, Leah Vukmir stood with conservatives across Wisconsin to enact some of the most sweeping, pro-job reforms ever enacted, including Governor Walker’s signature Act 10 legislation.

Vukmir’s son Niko serves as a first lieutenant in the Army, which would make her one of the few members of Congress with a child in the military and a frontline view of how our troops are taken care of and the bottom line cost of the decisions about war and peace that Congress makes.

Leah Vukmir is also an unabashed pro-lifer, recently penning a column in which she said, "We must acknowledge the fact that unborn babies are humans who have the same God-given rights and are owed the same protections under the Constitution that we enjoy. The strong devotion to life and to the Constitution that we have in Wisconsin is unfortunately not found in the U.S. Senate, where these significant, commonsense bills to protect life lack priority. Disgracefully, these important reforms are stalled and may never come to life."

However, if you are unabashedly pro-MAGA agenda and pro-life we don’t think you can be half wet and half dry on the issue of Mitch McConnell’s leadership, because he is the principle impediment to the passage of the pro-life agenda and the MAGA agenda.

There’s no polling out yet to provide a scientific assessment of whether this controversy has hurt Vukmir and helped Nicholson.

We like state Senator Leah Vukmir, but we think support for McConnell is a deal-breaker for most conservatives. That said, there’s still plenty of time for Leah Vukmir to join CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie, Ken Cuccinelli II, President, Senate Conservatives Fund, L. Brent Bozell III, Jenny Beth Martin, Co-Founder, Tea Party Patriots, David Bozell, President, For America, and Adam Brandon, President, FreedomWorks in calling for the end of the McConnell era in the Senate.

Click the link to take the opportunity to join us and the thousands of other conservatives who believe it is time for Mitch McConnell and his entire leadership team to step aside for new leadership that is committed to the promises made to the American people. 

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