Republican To Donate His Entire Senate Salary?

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( – Businessman Eric Hovde, who is currently running as a Wisconsin Republican Senate candidate, has pledged that if he gets elected he is going to be donating his salary. 

In February, Hovde announced that he would be running for the seat currently held by Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI). This could potentially give the Republican party an important race in its 2024 map in the key swing state. 

On Thursday, Hovde put out a campaign advertisement in which he slammed career politicians arguing that they were selling out to special interests instead of focusing on their constituents. As he argued, Washington had turned corrupt with career politicians who were more focused on serving their interests rather than their constituents. He proceeded to say that he had worked hard and was fortunate enough not to need their special interest money. He added that if he were elected, he would not take this money. 

He continued by arguing that if he is elected as the next senator he would donate his entire salary to Wisconsin charities every year and that his focus would be on serving the country. 

Most senators have a salary of around $174,000, all covered by taxpayers. 

Hovde’s spokesperson told the Associated Press that they have not yet chosen the charities that would receive the donation, but that the family-run Hovde Foundation would not belong in the possible options. 

While Hovde was born and raised in Wisconsin, the Democrats have blasted him for his connection to California, arguing that he owns a $7 million mansion in Laguna Beach. 

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