May 14, 2018
[Madison, WI] — Wisconsin Republicans are ready to keep moving Wisconsin forward. This weekend, hundreds of grassroots activists from around the state gathered in Milwaukee to hear Governor Walker’s optimistic message for our future, pay tribute to Speaker Paul Ryan’s leadership, and endorse a strong candidate to take on Tammy Baldwin in the race for U.S. Senate.
Check out coverage from this weekend’s convention in the news:
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:Speaking from the floor of the convention hall, Walker sought to provide a wake-up call and some inspiration for the delegates, detail past successes and lay out an agenda for the future. While he officially unveiled his campaign theme of “Wisconsin Wins the 21st Century,” Walker also showed he wasn’t shy to mix it up with Democrats.
From the Associated Press: “We need to wake up,” Walker said, speaking to delegates from the convention floor rather than on stage at the podium. “Let me repeat that. We need to wake up. This election is going to be tougher than any we’ve faced so far — and the consequences are greater than ever.”
From Fox 6 News: In his farewell speech to the Republican state convention in Wisconsin, House Speaker Paul Ryan told GOP faithful he’s amazed how far the party has come but warned of a Democratic wave. Ryan got two long standing ovations from Republican delegates. He said Wisconsin was “just a big, blue state” when he first attended a convention in 1992. “I can’t tell you how far we’ve come. It’s been an amazing thing to watch,” said Ryan.
From the Washington Examiner: Here at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee, Vukmir’s victory was no surprise. She’s spent years working in the grassroots, both as an elected official and an activist, and is a familiar face to party activists. Reince Preibus delivered a rousing endorsement speech on behalf of the mother of two, calling her a “proven, conservative, Christian, principled Republican.”
From Fox 6 News: “It is a strong statement. This is a historic endorsement,” Vukmir told reporters after the vote. “I’m proud of it, and I’m going to continue to move forward like I have to get to this point.”
From Media Trackers: “A few dozen protesters lined the sidewalk and staked out to the entrance to the Milwaukee Public Museum. They chanted and picketed, but the real vitriol came when event attendees — from young women to the elderly — got out of cars at the curb and tried to enter. Whenever that happened protesters would scream ‘Shame! Shame! Shame!’”