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Trump campaign announces Wisconsin Women for Trump Coalition

Donald Trump's campaign Wednesday rolled out its Wisconsin Women for Trump Coalition, with one leader saying she won't be "distracted" by comments from the GOP nominee that some perceive as sexist.

"I trust Donald Trump to put America first," said Sue Lynch, a La Crosse resident who was president of the National Federation of Republican Women.

Lynch talked to reporters Wednesday about the coalition, which includes former Lt. Gov. Margaret Farrow and state Sens. Alberta Darling and Mary Lazich. Lynch slammed Dem nominee Hillary Clinton as someone who "continues to lie to the American people."

That's why, Lynch said, young girls shouldn't want her to be the first female president.

"It isn't about gender," she said. "It's about the context of what they're talking about, and continually, Hillary Clinton has demonstrated time and time again lie after lie on these emails and her role in Benghazi. ... I don't think she's a role model at all."

The coalition also included two women who were involved in a John Doe investigation of Gov. Scott Walker's office while he was Milwaukee County executive. Rose Ann Dieck got immunity in the probe, while Darlene Wink got probation for campaigning on county time.

The list, though, didn't include Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch. Lynch said Kleefisch is "on board" and said they're still working on adding more names to the list.

"We wanted to get this coalition kicked off so people know that women are supporting Mr. Trump in the state of Wisconsin, and I fully hope the next time the list comes out we have a more complete list," she said.

Kleefisch's campaign didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.


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