Do you think an experienced politician makes a better U-S senator? Republican candidate Leah Vukmir apparently wants you to think that, as she runs for the Senate seat held by Democrat Tammy Baldwin. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel picked up a tape of comments she made to Republicans Monday in Manitowoc — and she said her 2018 primary opponent Kevin Nicholson should perhaps run for the state Assembly or Senate and develop a political track record before seeking a post in Washington. Vukmir helped set the conservative agenda in the state Legislature for the last decade, while Nicholson’s camp says he was busy “keeping America safe” in the war on terror while in the Marines. Last fall, Marine Mike Gallagher won his first political race when northeast Wisconsin voters sent him to the U-S House, as he defeated former state Assembly Democratic Majority Leader Tom Nelson.