Republican Challenger to Senator Tammy Baldwin?

On tonight’s JSOnline, the announcement that Nicole Schneider of Green Bay is considering running as a Republican opponent to Senator Tammy Baldwin in 2018. Ms. Schneider is the daughter-in-law of Donald Schneider, the late founder of Schneider Trucking.

In a statement to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Schneider sounded like someone interested in exploring the possibility of making a run. She also criticized Baldwin.

“As a life-long Green Bay-area resident and the mother of four children, I care deeply about the people of Wisconsin and the challenges facing our state and our country,” she said.

“I believe America’s biggest challenges continue to be neglected,” she said. “Career politicians have been all talk and no action. Everyone blames each other and nothing gets done. Senator Tammy Baldwin has spent her entire life advancing her own political career first in Madison and then in Washington. Clearly, Washington is broken and I believe Senator Baldwin is part of the problem.”

Well she won’t have the race to herself:

The GOP has no shortage of potential candidates to face Baldwin. They include Madison businessman Eric Hovde, who finished behind former Gov. Tommy Thompson in a 2012 Republican primary for senate; state Sen. Leah Vukmir of Wauwatosa; state Rep. Dale Kooyenga of Brookfield; U.S. Marine veteran and Milwaukee-area businessman Kevin Nicholson; and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald of Juneau.

And I am just reading between the lines here…my own interpretation…but sounds like she doesn’t think much of Senator Ron Johnson either

Schneider said the state “needs a strong, conservative voice,”



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