New super PAC forms to support Nicholson run for Senate

A newly formed super PAC says it has raised $2 million within five days to support a run for the U.S. Senate by former Marine and political newcomer Kevin Nicholson.

He has not yet announced whether he plans to run for the GOP nomination to challenge Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin. A number of other Republicans are considering getting in the race.

The new PAC called Solutions for Wisconsin said Thursday that it was formed to encourage to get Nicholson into the race. The news came a day after another potential candidate, Nicole Schneider, indicated she was considering getting in.

Wisconsin state Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said Thursday he was still open to running but was focused on work in the Legislature.

Republican mega-donor Richard Uihlein, founder of Uline, is one of Nicholson’s backers.