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Trump supporter Tim Michels wins Wisconsin Republican gubernatorial primary

Former Commander-in-Chief nominee wins Wisconsin Republican gubernatorial primary Tuesday as former President Donald Trump beats former Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday Did.

Mr. Trump endorsed construction tycoon Tim Michels, who threw his $12 million into his own campaign, and Mr. Pence was deputy under former Republican Governor Scott Walker. Rebecca, who served as governor, endorsed his Mr. Creefish.

At 10:35 p.m. when the Associated Press called for the race, Michels was leading Creefish by 47% to his 43%. local time.

Both gubernatorial candidates backed Trump's claim that the 2020 presidential election was stolen by voter fraud, but Creefish said revoking the result's accreditation was "unconstitutional." "Everything is on the agenda," Michels said.

President Biden narrowly defeated Trump two years before him in Wisconsin with just over 20,000 votes, but the former president insisted the result must be revoked. 

Former President Trump threw his support behind Tim Michels, a construction magnate who sank $12 million into his own campaign.
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FILE - Wisconsin Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels, left, speaks as former President Donald Trump, right, listens at a rally in Waukesha, Wis., on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. Republican candidate for Wiscon
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Michels, who appeared with Trump at a rally in Waukesha last week, said he wanted to abolish state election commissions – a position also supported. by Creefish.

``Restore election integrity in Wisconsin. stop dominating. It won't happen again," Michels said.

Republican candidate for Wisconsin governor Rebecca Kleefisch had her name frequently tied to former Vice President Mike Pence.
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MADISON, WISCONSIN - AUGUST 08: Wisconsin GOP gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Kleefisch speaks to supporters during a campaign event at Kavanaugh's Esquire Club on August 08, 2022 in Madison, Wisconsin
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Kleefish downplayed Trump's opposition support during Monday's campaign .

"The only thing that matters to me is the support that will be counted from the people of Wisconsin tomorrow night," she said. polls, and the winner faced incumbent Democratic Governor Tony Evers in November. 

Trump and Pence also endorsed a rival Republican gubernatorial candidate in Arizona — Trump's Kari Lake won the primary — and Pence's chosen incumbent in Georgia. Gov. Brian Kemp beats Trump in a big win - endorsing former Senator David Perdue.

with post wire