- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Kevin Nicholson, the Wisconsin Senate candidate whose parents donated to his opponent, said Wednesday they chose not to have contact with him due to their political differences.

“We’re not in contact with my parents. Thats’a decision they made on the basis of their politics,” Mr. Nicholson, a Republican, said on Fox News.

Mr. Nicholson’s campaign made headlines when his parents, Donna and Mike Nicholson, maxed out their personal contribution limit — $2,700 — to his opponent, incumbent Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin Democrat.

The candidate said his family has a lot of love and support from other relatives, however, and he remains confident in his political views. He was not always a conservative, but said his opinions changed after serving in the Marine Corps.

“If you want to have your illusions ripped away as a young person, go to war, and you’re going to learn a lot about yourself and a lot about the world,” Mr. Nicholson said.

The race is set to be one of the most expensive this cycle with mega-donor Richard Uihlein giving $3.5 million to the Solutions for Wisconsin super PAC that endorsed Mr. Nicholson. Ms. Baldwin also has a massive war chest, raising $2.8 million in the last quarter of 2017, according to ABC News.

President Trump won the blue-leaning state in a surprising victory in 2016, making it a top target for Republicans this year.

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