WAUKESHA, Wis. — Former Vice President Mike Pence announced his endorsement of former Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch for Wisconsin governor on Wednesday.
In a statement Wednesday, Pence said Kleefisch is the only candidate that will "deliver a stronger and more prosperous Wisconsin."
“Rebecca has a proven conservative track record and will draw on her experience to give parents more control of their children's education, grow the economy and get Wisconsin back to work, fight for traditional conservative values, and make Wisconsin streets safer," Pence said. "Conservatives across the Badger State can fight back against the radical left in Wisconsin and join me in supporting Rebecca Kleefisch for governor."
Kleefisch said Wednesday she is honored to have Pence's endorsement.
“Vice President Pence fought against the extreme Left to help America thrive. As a former governor, he knows what it takes to enact conservative reform at the state level,” Kleefisch said. “I’m honored to have Vice President Mike Pence’s endorsement as I run to make Wisconsin freer, safer, and more affordable, and I look forward to earning the support of every Wisconsinite on August 9th.”
Kleefisch has also gained endorsements from former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Ambassador Nikki Haley, the Milwaukee Police Association, and more.
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Kleefisch is one of four candidates looking to run for governor against incumbent Tony Evers. She is up against Republican gubernatorial candidates Michels Corporation co-owner Tim Michels, State Rep. Timothy Ramthun, and Adam Fischer for the primary.
The primary among the Republican candidates for governor is scheduled for Aug. 9. The winner of that primary will face off against Gov. Tony Evers in the Nov. 8 general election.