Trump’s power struggle with local Republicans hits Wisconsin: What to watch in Tuesday’s elections

Posted on AllSides August 9th, 2022
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2022 Elections, Elections, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Vermont, Connecticut
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Former President Donald Trump and his one-time second-in-command, Mike Pence, are lined up on opposite sides of a contentious GOP gubernatorial primary that pits the former president against much of the state’s Republican machine.

It’s the same dynamic this week in Wisconsin as last week in Arizona. Now, Trump-backed businessman Tim Michels and former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch are locked in a tight battle ahead of Tuesday’s primary to face Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, in November.

Kleefisch not only has the support of Pence, but of former Gov. Scott...

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