MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Republican U.S. Senate candidate Eric Hovde has launched a television ad arguing for the immediate reopening of business in Wisconsin.
It's the latest push by conservatives for a faster end to Wisconsin’s “safer at home” order to protect against the spread of the coronavirus.
Hovde looks directly at the camera and asks Democratic Gov. Tony Evers about the extension of his order until May 26.
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Evers has faced increasing pressure to reopen the state, including from the state chamber of commerce and Republican lawmakers.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on a lawsuit that seeks to block the order.
WATCH and SHARE our TV ad:— Eric Hovde (@EricHovde) May 6, 2020
It’s time to open Wisconsin given the data and the consequences of the shutdown. This should not be about politics or partisanship. It should only be about the overall health and wellbeing of our citizens.https://t.co/xAGBTrhsF3