Remember Glenn Grothman, the Wisconsin state legislator running for Congress? He’s one of the most extreme conservatives running anywhere in the country and he won his primary by a mere 215 votes, which has triggered a recount. Republican party strategists are afraid that if he wins the nomination it could cost them a seat.
A recount has put a controversial state senator’s victory in a Wisconsin congressional primary into question, according to a Milwaukee newspaper.
The Associated Press called the race for state Sen. Glenn Grothman (R) on Tuesday night, but the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports a recount in Sheboygan County has now narrowed his lead to just 215 votes, at 23,241 to 23,026.
National Republican strategists concede that Grothman’s tendency towards controversy could put the seat at risk.
One warned that he could be a “ticking time bomb.”
“Republicans will need to pay attention to this race now,” the strategist said.
Among other things, Grothman thinks that Martin Luther King day should be rescinded, that sex ed classes are used to recruit kids to be gay, and that Kwanzaa is a plot to destroy America.