Dem Parents Shun Their GOP Candidate Son Over Politics

Michael and Donna Nicholson make max contributions to Kevin’s Senate race foe, Tammy Baldwin…

Politics separates Republican Senate candidate and parents

Kevin Nicholson/IMAGE: YouTube

(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) Republican Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson of Wisconsin is no longer on speaking terms with his mom and dad, who are Democrats.

“It’s unfortunate,” Nicholson said, according to the Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. “We’re not in contact with my parents. That’s a decision they made on the basis of their politics.”

Nicholson is running for the GOP nomination in Wisconsin’s Senate race against Leah Vukmir, a member of the Wisconsin Senate.

He hopes to unseat Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, in the general election.

As a sign of their distaste for their son’s politics, Michael and Donna Nicholson both contributed the $2,700 maximum amount to Baldwin.

Nicholson’s parents raised him as a Democrat, but he said he no longer shares their political views.

Nicholson even served as the president of College Democrats of America in 2000 and spoke at the Democratic National Convention, CNN reported.

“My parents have a different worldview than I do, and it is not surprising that they would support a candidate like Tammy Baldwin who shares their perspective,” Nicholson said.

Tammy Baldwin/Photo by Center for American Progress Action Fund (CC)


In an interview on “Fox and Friends,” Nicholson explained how he became conservative.

“My worldview is informed by my experiences,” Nicholson said. “My decision to join the United States Marine Corps in the middle of two wars and to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, while there I had my illusions ripped away.”

Nicholson also spent time as a rancher, which taught him the value of labor.

“Waking up at 4 in the morning will make you more conservative because you’re going to go out and work extremely hard,” Nicholson said. “My choice to become a Christian and to fight for the unborn…my experience as a husband and a father, these are all things that form your worldview and your opinion.”

Watch Nicholson’s interview on “Fox and Friends:”