Vukmir, Nicholson clash at debate close

posted by Associated Press - 

PEWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir and Kevin Nicholson clashed during closing statements at the end of their otherwise staid first debate.

Nicholson defended his conservative credentials Thursday while Vukmir said her record in the Legislature proves she can be trusted.

Both candidates went about 10 minutes over time after Vukmir said, "We can't take chances on the unknown."

That prompted Nicholson, a former Marine and Democrat, to say he "clearly different" and that's what voters showed they wanted by electing Donald Trump.

Vukmir says her 15-years-experience in the Legislature shows she can be trusted, but more is known about Nicholson's track record as a Democrat than a Republican. He's a former Democrat who converted after being in the Marines.

Nicholson says his experience was forged on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan.

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