Wisconsin GOP Senate candidate's parents donate to his rival

MADISON, Wis. — The parents of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson have donated the maximum amount to the campaign of their son's Democratic rival, Sen. Tammy Baldwin.

Nicholson is in a primary battle against Republican state Sen. Leah Vukmir, with the winner advancing to take on Baldwin in the fall.

Federal records show that Nicholson's parents, Michael and Donna Nicholson, both gave $2,700 in December to Baldwin. Nicholson is a former Democrat, but his parents have a long history of donating to Democratic candidates. CNN first reported the donations to Baldwin.

Nicholson says in a statement that "My parents have a different worldview than I do, and it is not surprising that they would support a candidate like Tammy Baldwin who shares their perspective."

Nicholson says he is a conservative by choice "not because I was born one."

Must Read

Undersea surprise: Big-eyed squid looks more toy than animal

Aug 18, 2016

A team of scientists and technicians scanning the rocky ocean floor off Southern California...

Image of Asia: Watching the Ganges overflow in Allahabad

Aug 19, 2016

Image of Asia: Indians stand on the roofs of their submerged houses and look at the flooded Ganges...

UN: Thousands of Central American children seek to enter US

Aug 23, 2016

UN children's agency says thousands of children trying to escape gang violence and poverty in...

10 Things to Know for Today

Aug 23, 2016

10 Things to Know for Today

Mylan launching cheaper, generic version of EpiPen

Aug 29, 2016

The maker of EpiPens will start selling a cheaper, generic version of the emergency allergy shots...

Weather, 20 December
Houston Weather
+7

High: +11° Low: -2°

Humidity: 83%

Wind: NNE - 7 KPH

Canberra Weather
+27

High: +27° Low: +17°

Humidity: 87%

Wind: W - 20 KPH

Roissy-en-France Weather
+6

High: +6° Low: -5°

Humidity: 87%

Wind: ENE - 7 KPH

Florence Weather
+9

High: +9° Low: +6°

Humidity: 97%

Wind: ENE - 17 KPH

Parga Weather
+7

High: +16° Low: +4°

Humidity: 100%

Wind: SE - 25 KPH