In Tuesday’s Republican primary for state Senate District 28 that includes all of Franklin there are five Republican candidates. All five I believe could represent the area well. But only one can advance to the general election in November.
Our family is supporting Julian Bradley. He visited our home about 3-4 weeks ago. We had a lengthy chat where I found him to be energetic, engaging, well informed, and exactly where I want him to be on my most important priorities.
Bradley is taxpayer-friendly, pro-law enforcement, pro-business, pro-life, and pro-2nd Amendment.
Bradley will support legislation that takes dangerous criminals off the street, keeps our community safe, and gives a voice to victims.
Bradley will defend your Second Amendment rights in the Senate.
Bradley will a support a state plan for addressing crises without destroying the livelihoods of our families and neighbors.
Bradley will stand up against Democrat tax hikes, and fight for tax cuts that keep our state strong.
Bradley will fight any efforts to repeal the Voter ID law.
Bradley is the only candidate in the August 11th primary to earn the full endorsement of both Pro-Life Wisconsin and Wisconsin Right to Life.
“Julian Bradley will be a great State Senator. I’ve known him for more than ten years and trust Julian to represent the people of the 28th district with passion and integrity.”
“Julian knows that being a conservative isn’t always easy, but he’s ready to fight and stand strong for pro-life, pro-gun, and law-and-order principles in the State Senate.”
Leah Vukmir, Former State Senator & 2018 US Senate Candidate
Newstalk 1130 WISN talk show host Mark Belling said on his program he hopes Bradley wins because his voice needs to be heard. Belling correctly observed that as a young, thoughtful, African-American conservative Bradley could benefit the party.
Did Bradley move to Franklin from La Crosse just to un for this empty seat as some have suggested? I asked him directly. Here’s how he responded:
“I’ve been here for about a year and a half. I moved here because I was recruited to Franklin by Northwestern Mutual.
“I’ve heard from people that my opponents like to call me a carpet bagger, but won’t say it publicly because they know it’s not true. Carpet baggers move to a place, for political purposes, centered around running for an office. I, like the rest of us, had no clue Dave Craig was going to suddenly retire from the legislature. I moved to Franklin because Northwestern Mutual offered me a great opportunity to advance my career. As a longtime activist in the Republican Party, I was helping gather signatures for Dave Craig, Ken Skowronski, and others just the weekend before Dave announced he wasn’t running. Once he made the announcement, I was asked by several people, including a couple of legislators, to get in the race because they’re familiar with my conservative credentials. Running for office was the furthest thing from my plan here.”
I am confident Julian Bradley will do an outstanding job as our state Senator. I’ll not criticize any of his opponents. Naturally, I’ll support whichever Republican candidate wins the primary.