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Senate candidate stops in Monroe
State Sen. Leah Vukmir, R-Wauwatosa, visits with Andrea Nolen, Monroe, at Peppercorn Banquets in Monroe April 22. Vukmir made the stop as part of her Wisconsin Way Tour in her campaign for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Tammy Baldwin. Vukmir is contending with businessman Kevin Nicholson in a Republican primary election Aug. 14. She wrapped up her state tour April 23. (Times photo: Mark Nesbitt)
State Sen. Leah Vukmir, R-Wauwatosa, has a history of not backing down amid controversy. Decades ago she questioned her child's teacher about the research behind certain reading strategies. She stood by Gov. Scott Walker when protestors flooded the Capitol in Madison before the state approved Act 10 in 2011, dramatically restricting collective bargaining for most public employees.