Republican women go on the air for Trump in Wisconsin

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Latest on election developments in Wisconsin (all times local):

9:30 a.m.

Republican women office holders in Wisconsin who back Donald Trump are making the case to elect him over making Democrat Hillary Clinton the first female president.

The Wisconsin Republican Party released a six-figure radio ad on Thursday with three female state office holders voicing their support for Trump. The new ad comes after a Marquette University Law School poll on Wednesday showed Clinton ahead of Trump by 6 points in Wisconsin.

State Sens. Alberta Darling and Leah Vukmir, along with state Rep. Janel Brandtjen speak on the ad that the GOP says is running statewide.

Darling says in the ad she’s voting for Trump “because he will nominate judges to our Supreme Court who will protect our Constitution.” Vukmir says Trump will bolster the military and defeat Islamic State terrorists.


8:59 a.m.

Eric Trump says Wisconsin’s Republican Sen. Ron Johnson can help execute his father’s vision as president, working from the inside in Washington while Donald Trump brings an outsider’s perspective.

Eric Trump spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday before a series of campaign stops for Donald Trump in western Wisconsin, including a couple where he was to join with Johnson.

Johnson has pitched himself as a Washington outsider, even though he is the incumbent running for re-election. He spent his career in the business world before knocking off three-term Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold in 2010. They are meeting in a rematch this year.

Eric Trump says his dad needs people like Johnson from “inside Washington” who can execute the “macro vision” Donald Trump would set.

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