Trump rally for Tim Michels in Waukesha: Five takeaways – Michmutters

Trump rally for Tim Michels in Waukesha: Five takeaways

WAUKESHA – Former President Donald Trump looked to boost his chosen candidate for Wisconsin governor in Milwaukee’s Republican suburbs during a rally Friday, adding pressure to a contentious primary that will be decided on Tuesday.

Here are five takeaways from the rally held at the Waukesha County Fairgrounds:

Tim Michels was fired up

Republican candidate for governor Tim Michels speaks as former President Donald Trump held a campaign rally for Michels at the Waukesha County Fairgrounds in Waukesha on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022.

Governor hopeful Tim Michels gave one of his most energetic speeches yet, buoyed by Trump’s late-stage appearance. The construction executive, who entered the race late and shot up in the polls after Trump’s endorsement, is hoping to capitalize off the momentum, particularly in the Milwaukee suburbs on Kleefisch’s home turf. Election integrity, Michels said, is his No. 1 priority.

“We are going to stop the Zuckerbucks, out-of-state billionaires coming into our state and taking control of our election process. It won’t happen anymore.” Michels was referring to grants to Wisconsin municipalities funded by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan. Courts have upheld the private grants, most of which went to larger cities where Democratic voters are concentrated.

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