GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) — Republicans and Democrats hit the pavement throughout the state Saturday to get voters ready for Tuesday’s election.
GOP leaders pulled up to Gallagher’s Pizza in Green Bay in support of US Senator Ron Johnson and Mike Gallagher, Republican hopeful for Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional District.
“He knows how to get things done. He’s passed a lot of laws. He actually knows how to reach across the aisle to work for us,” said House Speaker Paul Ryan, (R) Janesville, who along with Governor Scott Walker and current 8th District Congressman Reid Ribble, (R), pushed for 8th District voters.
Senator Johnson criticized his opponent, former Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold (D), for his support of Obamacare.
“It’s causing real harm to real people here in Wisconsin. They’re the ones that created the swamp. We’re here to drain it,” Sen. Johnson said.
Gallagher, who served in the Marines, boasted about Sen. Johnson.
“We’re working as hard as we can to get him there, and I’m confident he’ll be victorious in a couple of days here,” he said.
Democrat Russ Feingold spent Saturday in several cities praising young volunteers helping his campaign on the grassroots level.
“These are the guys who are getting the votes out, and in the end, that matters more than anything else, and these young people are going to make the difference,” he told media in Eau Claire.
Gallagher’s opponent, Democrat Tom Nelson, spent Saturday on the phones encouraging people to vote in what he considers the most important election of our lives.
“This is the really exciting part of the election where it really comes down to the last four days,” Nelson said.
Some voters say the campaigns are overwhelming, and they’re looking forward to Wednesday.
“I am thrilled that we’re almost done with it. I am so tired of it.” said Anne Sulskis of Legend Lake.