Former TV bounty hunter “Dog the Bounty Hunter” will make an appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday to ramp up support for a Senate run by Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke.
The star of A&E’s long-running series, “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” whose real name is Duane Chapman, along with wife Beth Chapman, will hold a “free, rolling reception” sponsored by the “official draft campaign” of Clarke for Senate, of which the Chapmans are advisory board members. Their effort, which began in January, seeks to pit Clarke against incumbent Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin, who is up for re-election in 2018.
Clarke, who has headed the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office since 2002, is a Democrat that has become a darling of the conservative movement in recent years for his harsh critiques of the Black Lives Movement, hardline approach to law enforcement and immigration and is a supporter of President Trump. He is a Fox News regular and spoke at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio last year.
So far, Clarke is not affiliated with the draft campaign and a spokesman told ABC WISN-12 that the sheriff is not looking to make a Senate run in 2018.
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Still, the Chapmans are keeping up the fight in encouraging the man with “street smarts and true political courage” to run.
“My wife Beth and I wholeheartedly encourage you to support the campaign to draft Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke to run for the United States Senate from Wisconsin,” Duane Chapman wrote in a letter posted to the draft campaign website. “Sheriff Clarke is a good cop and a great American. He fears no one and stands up for law enforcement. The Sheriff speaks his mind no matter what the liberal media say about him, and does not permit liberals to go unchallenged. The man has street smarts and true political courage. I admire both.”
Beth Chapman supported Trump in the presidential election, but also gave money to Democrat Hillary Clinton’s campaign, according to the Daily Beast. The Chapmans were in Washington, D.C., for Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20 and attended at least one of the inaugural balls.
Clarke will be a speaker at CPAC and is scheduled to appear at the draft campaign reception, which begins at 5 p.m., according to the latest CPAC agenda.
Source: Washington Examiner