Former Lt. Governor Margaret Farrow endorsed state Sen. Leah Vukmir, R-Brookfield, in the Republican Primary for U.S. Senate on Thursday.

In a statement released to the press, Farrow said, “Over the next 11 months, I will encourage Republican primary voters to stand with Leah Vukmir, a candidate we can trust will defend conservatism.”

“Wisconsin voters deserve to be 100-percent confident that the candidate they send to Washington will deliver results,” Farrow said, echoing a theme of the Vukmir campaign as she faces the relatively unknown Kevin Nicholson, a former Democrat who has not held office. “I’m not interested in uncertainty, and with Leah, I know what I’m getting.”

Farrow also described Vukmir as “candid” who “will bring some much-needed grit to Washington.”

“Our next U.S. senator must possess the ability to guide and influence policy with persistence,” Farrow said. “Leah personifies those qualities, and so much more. Her tenacity for getting the job done is exactly what we need to take on Tammy Baldwin and be successful.”