Former Senate candidate makes push to reopen Wisconsin

Eric Hovde
Posted at 11:18 AM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 12:20:11-04

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.

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.

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