Republican Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson won’t be getting his parents’ support in the midterms this year. According to a new report, Nicholson’s parents donated $2,700, the maximum amount legally allowed per electoral season, to his Democratic opponent.
According to CNN, Nicholson’s parents, who are non-Republicans, decided to donate funds to. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) months after their son had announced his candidacy.
Nicholson once held the same political views as his parents and even addressed the 2000 Democratic National Convention. But, a deployment to Iraq in 2007 changed his political stance when the party’s hardline stance against the war made him “livid.”
“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 told CNN in a statement.
Though Nicholson’s parents reached the maximum of $2,700, they will be allowed to donate up to $2,700 more to Baldwin leading up to November’s general election.