GOP Wisconsin Senate hopeful staring down lawsuit alleging elder abuse and wrongful death

Eric Hovde, the 2024 Republican Senate candidate in Wisconsin, continues to stir controversy.

Hovde is challenging incumbent Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) this November, and he drew fire in recent days for suggesting widespread voter fraud occurred in Wisconsin nursing homes during the 2020 general election, and that nursing home residents should not be allowed to vote in elections.

Hovde, endorsed by former President Donald Trump earlier this month, told Fox News Radio’s Guy Benson that seniors living in retirement homes have a five- to six-month-long life expectancy and that “almost nobody in a nursing home is at a point to vote.”

Hovde has since walked back those claims; however, now the Senate candidate is facing a new controversy surrounding nursing home residents. The New York Times reported Saturday morning that Sunwest, the bank where Hovde
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