Hovde defends remarks on ties to Black community

U.S. Senate candidate Eric Hovde, left, and incumbent Sen. Tammy Baldwin

Wisconsin’s U.S Senate election could help determine which party controls the body after November’s election. Incumbent Tammy Baldwin, a Democrat, is locked in a nationally watched re-election battle with Republican Eric Hovde in Wisconsin.

June 26: Hovde defends Juneteenth remarks on his work in the Black community, including Africa

Republican Senate candidate Eric Hovde stood by his recent remarks about being connected to the Black community because he has homeless shelters in Africa, saying he was proud of his work helping children there and in America.

“Do I even have to respond to the stupidity of that question?” Hovde said at a Wednesday news conference at Columbia Savings & Loan in Milwaukee when asked about the recent criticism over his comments. “I’ve been involved in the Black community throughout this country.”

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