[Madison, WI] — With Tammy Baldwin offering nothing but the Washington status quo, Leah Vukmir would bring Wisconsin’s success with her to Washington if elected. Last week, Vukmir received the endorsement of the Janesville Gazette for her commitment to bringing Washington’s out-of-control spending and regulations in check.
Read the full endorsement from the Gazette here or find excerpts below:
Our Views: Walker deserves more credit than he’s getting
October 25, 2018
Leah Vukmir has drawn criticism for aligning herself with President Donald Trump, but her campaign for U.S. Senate is more about touting Wisconsin’s successes than the federal government’s.
In seeking to unseat Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Vukmir has made one of her priorities giving more power to the states. She believes the states understand best how to govern themselves, whether that means running their own health-care systems or determining their own environmental policies.
She wants to cut down on “duplication of services,” she told The Gazette Editorial Board. States and the federal government are at odds on many issues, environmental policies in particular. We’re amazed the Walker administration has accomplished as much as it has while facing burdensome federal regulations.
But at least Vukmir believes in the concept of fiscal responsibility, which is more than her opponent can say. Vukmir wants to shrink the federal government, while Baldwin wants to make it bigger. With the exception of tariffs, these two candidates disagree on most issues, and in Vukmir, voters would be electing someone who realizes Washington is out of control, both as a regulator and a spender.
Read the full story here.