Independent Conservative Governor candidate, Joan Ellis Beglinger announced that she has suspended her campaign and has endorsed Tim Michels. In a recent Marquette poll, she was pulling about 7%.
She announced her suspension in the following email:
The extent of the corruption in our politics may be the most important lesson from my many months as a candidate for governor. It’s a very serious threat to our freedom. With the election just around the corner, I’m announcing a change in my campaign that will be published in the September/October issue of On Wisconsin Outdoors, online now at onwisconsinoutdoors.com, and distributed throughout the state in the coming week. The OWO article is printed in its entirety below:
Vote for Tim Michels and Ron Johnson
Our Path Has Changed. Our Objectives Have Not.
Tony Evers and Mandela Barnes are tools of a Democratic Party that is pushing a radical agenda and eroding our freedom faster than any of us would have believed possible. They must be defeated in the November election.
Tim Michels and I are not politicians and we both have extensive backgrounds in executive leadership in the private sector. Tim entered the race late, secured President Trump’s endorsement and won the Republican Primary. This dramatically changed the election landscape. With just two months to go, I am in my first poll and the media, who’ve ignored me for well over a year, are suddenly interested. They will try to use me to re-elect Tony Evers and I am not going to allow that to happen. This leads me to the only decision that makes sense, given the choices now facing the voters and the enormous threats we face. I am going to do what I can to help Tim Michels and Ron Johnson defeat Tony Evers and Mandela Barnes.
Our elections depend on the voters’ ability to make honest, side-by-side comparisons of their candidate choices. It’s been clear throughout the entire 17 months I’ve been a candidate, that the media, pollsters, and political parties work in concert to control the information voters have. Wisconsin voters must understand this as we continue the battle to reclaim our government.
Our path has changed; our objectives have not. Now more than ever, it’s going to take all of us to expose and eradicate the corruption in our politics and restore our government to one that works for us.
Last week I contacted Tim Michels. We sat down face to face and I told him what I was going to do and why. This is a change in direction but far from the end of the line. My voice will remain clear and strong and I remain totally invested in the work we must do. Please join me in taking back our state.