Jeff Fitzgerald announces Senate run on Sykes’ show

Horicon Republican Jeff Fitzgerald appeared on Charlie Sykes’ talk show  in Milwaukee early Tuesday morning to announce his candidacy for Herb Kohl’s vacant US Senate seat; putting him in direct contention for the seat against Tammy Baldwin.

On the heels of Mike Tate (Democratic Party of Wisconsin) announcing November 15 as the recall initiation date, Fitzgerald chose the ultra-conservative Sykes’ Milwaukee-based talk show to make his announcement. As Sykes has a heavy conservative base in the state’s most populous area, the announcement is an obvious attempt to court out-of-district money to support his statewide campaign; as Fitzgerald has shown to be a highly divisive politician since becoming Speaker of the Republican-controlled Assembly.

More on the Recall kick-off date later today…

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