Van Orden wins GOP nomination in Wisconsin’s Third District

Republican Derrick Van Orden, a retired Navy SEAL backed by former President Donald Trump, won the GOP nomination for Wisconsin’s third congressional district as he ran unopposed in the primary.

The New York Times called the race around 9:00 p.m. ET after the polls closed because it was uncontested.

In November, Van Orden will run against whoever emerges from the Democratic primary. There are four people – Rebecca Cooke, Deb McGrath, Mark Neumann and Brad Pfaff – vying for the nomination after Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) decided to retire after a slew of bad press erupted. has surrounded.

It’s not the first time that Van Orden has gone this far. He ran and narrowly lost to Kind in 2020 as a Republican candidate.

Kind announced last year that he would be retiring. At the time, Breitbart News reported extensively on the seedy massage parlor Kind ran as a tenant known as “Asian Sunny Massage” and previously named “Impression Spa.”

Last year, after Kind pulled out of the race, Van Orden told Breitbart News that “Pelosi is going to select another candidate to run against me, and that person will have to carry Nancy Pelosi’s radical left-wing water “.

“I’m fighting against a program, and the program is a massive expense,” Van Orden explained. “It’s led to unchecked inflation, people who want to have open borders, which basically means we don’t have a nation, and people who want to instill socialism in our country, the critical theory of race in the military, in schools — that’s what I’m fighting against. So it didn’t stop.”

As Breitbart News reported, several large Van Orden campaign signs were found vandalized with swastikas. The campaign placards were found last week on Monday afternoon.

In response to the vandalism, Van Orden told Breitbart News, “This is just the latest in a series of attempts by the left to censor and silence those who think differently from them.”

The swastikas drawn on large campaign signs are used by the left to try to compare Republicans to Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany.

Vandalized campaign signs of Derrick Van Orden in Wisconsin’s third congressional district. (Obtained by Breitbart News)

“Vandalism like this and attempts to silence political discourse are unacceptable regardless of party affiliation,” he added. “I’m running to represent everyone in the 3rd District, including those who disagree with me.”

“Congratulations to Derrick Van Orden on his first victory. Derrick has ousted longtime retired incumbent Ron Kind and will crush the Biden-Pelosi Democrats’ candidacy,” the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) Chairman said, Tom Emmer.

Jacob Bliss is a reporter for Breitbart News. Write to him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @JacobMBliss.


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