total-news-1024x279-1__1_-removebg-preview.png

LANGUAGE

Wisconsin GOP Senate candidate says challengers must be ‘pretty worried’ after latest ‘smearing’ attempt

Subscribe to Fox News to access this content

Plus, your free account gets unlimited access to thousands of articles, videos, and more.

Please enter a valid email address.

By entering your email address, you agree to the Fox News Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, including notice of financial incentives. Please check your email and follow the instructions provided to access the content.

First appearance on Fox: Wisconsin Republican Senate candidate Eric Hovde pushes back against a progressive news outlet’s attempt to “smear” his new campaign, saying he and he help victims of human trafficking. He argued that the challengers must be “very concerned” by targeting charities run by the government.

Shortly after Hovde spoke to supporters on Tuesday, Heartland Signal, which is described online as a “regional digital news editorial based at Chicago’s progressive radio station WCPT 820AM,” announced that He shared a clip on social media that appeared to distort Hovde’s claims that he understood buying and selling. The Central American problem is because he “owns” a house in the area.

“Republican Eric Hovde, who announced his candidacy for the Wisconsin Senate seat, understands the tragedy of trafficked children in Central America because he owns three homes in Central America. ”, the paper said. I wrote it in the post At X.

In a follow-up tweet posted about two hours later, Heartland Signal wrote, “Although not mentioned in the speech, Mr. Hovde appears to be referring to his charitable foundation, Hovde Homes.” .

Republican Eric Hovde aims to flip Democrat Baldwin’s seat in Wisconsin Senate race

“America is going away” and “everything is going in the wrong direction,” Hovde said Tuesday, officially launching his Senate bid against incumbent Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin. (Eric Hovde Campaign)

Despite the news outlet’s initial claims, Hovde told Fox News Digital that the video did in fact contribute to Central America’s human trafficking problem by referring to his charity’s three homes in the region. It has become clear that this shows that they are aware of the

“When I entered this campaign, I knew that Sen. Baldwin and his allies were going to lie about me. And the more they worried, the bigger the lies would get,” Hovde said. he told Fox News Digital. “They should be pretty worried because they started their campaign by defaming the charity my brother and I run to save children from human trafficking.”

He added: “Protecting the most vulnerable and ending human trafficking should be something we can all agree on. They can engage in a politics of personal destruction. We will focus on recovery.”

The video has been viewed more than 1.5 million times and was criticized by conservatives who say it distorts Hovde’s words and is a source of “fake news.” Additionally, user X quickly added context to the post, triggering his check of facts from X’s community notes.

A note attached to the post states, “‘Hovde Homes’ are shelters built around the world by the Hovde Foundation to support children, including trafficked children. This post suggests “This is not the type of housing you would expect.”

In a video shared by Heartland Signal, Hovde discusses immigration, during which the Wisconsin Republican says, “Do you know how many lives were lost on the way to get here? ?Do you know how much life savings have been wiped out by immigration?” Human trafficking cartels? And they unaccountably lost 100,000 children. ”

He continued in the video, “I can assure you, many of them have been sex trafficked, and I know that very well. There are three homes in Central America that address these issues. ”

National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokesperson Tate Mitchell spoke out against the “misinformation machine” and said “Baldwin and his allies” are “afraid” to run against Hovde. he suggested.

“Tammy Baldwin and her allies quickly weaponized the far-left misinformation machine against Eric Hovde over his foundation’s work supporting victims of human trafficking.” Mitchell said in a statement. “Obviously, Democrats are afraid of running against a conservative outsider and successful businessman like Eric Hovde.”

Wisconsin Legislature forces votes on tax cuts, vetoes and hunting fees in final session

Eric Hovde, Wisconsin Republican Senate candidate

“They must be pretty worried because they started their campaign by defaming a charity that my brother and I run to save children from human trafficking,” Hovde said. He spoke to Fox News Digital about the challengers. (Eric Hovde Campaign)

“America is going away” and “everything is going in the wrong direction,” Hovde said Tuesday, officially launching his Senate bid against incumbent Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin.

This is Hovde’s second Senate campaign. He ran for office in 2012, but lost in the Republican primary to former Gov. Tommy Thompson. Baldwin won that year’s election and is now seeking a third term in the battleground state of Wisconsin.

Mr. Baldwin’s re-election to a third term is critical to Democrats’ hopes of retaining their Senate majority. Democrats are defending In November, 23 seats were up for grabs in the Senate, two of which were held by independents who caucus with Democrats. By comparison, Republicans hope to keep just 11 seats.

Mr. Baldwin’s campaign labeled Mr. Hovde an “extraordinary millionaire” in a fundraising email sent minutes after the campaign’s website went live. The Baldwin campaign said Hovde would “rubber stamp” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) agenda.

Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin

Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s campaign branded Hovde an “unaffordable millionaire” in a fundraising email sent minutes after the campaign’s website went live. (Drew Angerer)

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Wisconsin Democratic Party spokesperson Arik Wolk said separately, “Hovde is pushing to pass a national abortion ban, cut Social Security and Medicare while raising taxes on working families and seniors, and support the Affordable Care Act. I would vote to repeal it.”

Wisconsin’s primary election is scheduled for August 13th.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Reddit
Telegram
WhatsApp

SUBSCRIBE TO

Sign up to stay informed to breaking news