Thursday, August 16th

Jill Millies(Photo: Campaign handout photo)

MADISON - In making a point about abortion, a Big Bend woman seeking the Republican nomination for state treasurer said she hopes her opponent's fiancée is forced to keep a baby if she is raped. 

Jill Millies, who is running against Travis Hartwig of Oak Creek in a Republican primary for treasurer, made the comment on Facebook following a call from Hartwig to drop out of the race.

The comment referred to Hartwig's answer to a recent survey in which he was asked in what circumstances should abortion be allowed, and Hartwig said in no circumstances. 

"Travis keeps making me look better all the time! So Travis, when your fiancée gets raped, I hope she keeps the baby & when that mentally ill person shoots you with his 55 magnum or shot gun, but it’ll be ok because he didn’t have to get cleared to carry that gun! Your ways aren’t looking good now, are they?!" Millies said in a Wednesday Facebook post that has since been deleted.