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Wisconsin GOP Senate Candidate’s Parents Donate to Democratic Opponent

This ought to make things awkward at the next family reunion.

Republican senate candidate Kevin Nicholson is running to unseat Democrat Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin in the 2018 elections. But his parents clearly don’t approve of his campaign. The evidence? Federal Election Commission records show that Michael and Donna Nicholson both donated the legal maximum amount to Baldwin’s re-election effort — $2,700 each.

Nicholson isn’t surprised by his parents’ decision, having acknowledged that he used to be a Democrat and that his folks have made plenty of pro-Democrat donations in the past. Baldwin was one of those who previously received support from Nicholson’s parents, though ABC notes that their past donations pale in comparison to the combined $5,400 for the upcoming election.

Nicholson gave an interview to Fox & Friends on Wednesday, where he talked about how he embraced conservative values. In terms of his parents’ decision, Nicholson said it was “unfortunate” and he’s not in contact with them, but he mostly brushed it off by saying that they’ve got their own political worldview and made their choice.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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