Eric Hovde, a Republican running for the Senate from Wisconsin, wants to replace Senator Tammy Baldwin

Hovde's prior backing for controversial people and

extremist policies may provide a challenge to his campaign's unity platform.  

He must strike a balance between his allegiance to Trump and conventional Republican principles,

even with the support of Mitch McConnell and the NRSC.

Critics call into doubt his dedication to Wisconsin and draw attention to

his prior stances on matters such as abortion and healthcare.

Democrats contend that Hovde's plan is not in line with the ideals of the state.