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U.S. Senate candidates make final push to voters


All four candidates running for U.S. Senate stormed the state for the last time before Tuesday's primary. A recent poll shows former Governor Tommy Thompson leads the race. But, that lead has shrunk.

Thompson told a group of supporters at Wausau Tile he plans to help boost the economy by focusing on balancing the budget.

"We need order and balance and I have plans in place to make that happen and I will make that happen," Thompson said.

But, businesses man Eric Hovde is putting up a strong fight. At Wausau's Victory Center, Hovde said his experience in the private sector will help him create jobs.

"I am doing this because I believe in service to our country," Hovde said. "I believe we need to get back to what our founding father spoke about."

Polling third is former Congressman Mark Neumann. He told supporters at the Wausau Airport the key to our country's success is repealing President Obama's health care law.

"It has done so much damage," Neumann said. "It's increased taxes, hurt the middle class and hurt our country."

Last in the polls in Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald. But, despite the numbers, he told supporters in Milwaukee he's not giving up.

"I've had a lot of people come up to me and say they are going to vote for me because of the type of campaign I run and I stay positive."

The winner of the Republican primary will face off against Democrat Tammy Baldwin in November.

Libertarian candidate Joseph Kexel is also running.

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