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Thursday, October 11, 2012

 5:20 PM 

Vos withdraws support for Rivard

Rep. Robin Vos, who has led the Assembly GOP campaign efforts, issued a statement late Thursday saying he cannot support Rep. Roger Rivard, R-Rice Lake, after controversial comments he made regarding rape.

"I cannot stand behind Roger Rivard," Vos said in an email statement. "Rape is a horrible, violent act. His comments are unacceptable and embarrassing. Assembly Republicans have always fought to protect those who can't protect themselves. Any person who has ever been a victim of a violent crime is offended by these comments and has every right to be. This race has never been about endorsements from one politician or another; this race will be decided by the people of the 75th district."

Vos took a much softer approach to the comments earlier in the day during a WisPolitics.com luncheon. Bos that he didn't think Rivard had done "as good a job as he could have" in explaining his thoughts, but added that he thought voters would reelect Rivard based on his "entire record, not a single sentence."

-- By Jason Smathers


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