The upcoming 2018 U.S. Senate races will be a daunting challenge for Democrats, over a dozen of whom are up for reelection in swing states. One of them is Tammy Baldwin, a one-term senator from Wisconsin, a state that narrowly voted for Donald Trump last November.

The Badger State was also the site of one of 2016’s most bitterly fought Senate contests, pitting conservative incumbent Ron Johnson against former Wisconsin senator Russ Feingold. Johnson, long considered to be among the most vulnerable Republican senators, triumphed by a larger margin than expected.

This year’s Wisconsin election will likely be one of 2018’s closest, and the GOP-primary field is beginning to take shape to challenge Baldwin. Marine Corps veteran and businessman Kevin Nicholson, who officially announced his campaign this morning, believes he’s uniquely qualified to unseat her.

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