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Milwaukee Magazine Profiles the 'Flinty Toughness' of State Senator Leah Vukmir

Leah Vukmir

Depending on the poll numbers you read, Donald Trump appears to be a Republican whose popularity is on the wane in Wisconsin and around much of the country.  But here in Wisconsin, one Republican's support has remained pretty constant – at least among her party’s faithful.

"She wasn't the most outward or magnetic or explosive person, but there was a certain flinty toughness in there that people like (Charlie) Sykes and other Republicans saw early on. She just has a habit of winning...and rising higher," says Milwaukee Magazine's Matt Hrodey.

This month the magazine profiles Republican state senator Leah Vukmir of Brookfield. Hrodey shares some of the insights he learned on Lake Effect:

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