OSHKOSH, Wis. (WBAY) – With the tight U.S. Senate race in Wisconsin, Russ Feingold and Senator Ron Johnson made one final effort to rally support in the area Monday.
Feingold walked into a warm-welcome from supporters during his last campaign stop in Oshkosh before Election Day, hoping to drum-up some last-minute support from residents in the area by kicking off one last ‘Get out the Vote’ event.
“We believe the more people who vote, the better for democracy,” said Feingold.
Feingold is running for one of Wisconsin’s U.S. Senate seats; the one he held for 18 years before losing to incumbent Republican challenger Sen. Ron Johnson in 2010.
“In 2010 everybody was in a bad place because the economy had tanked with policies that I didn’t agree with. It was a rough time and the Democrats got clobbered,” said Feingold.
But this time around Feingold said things are different.
“This time what we have is middle-income and working families who are saying, ‘Hey wait a minute, people at the top are doing just great, why is it that we are not getting a fair deal?’ and that is why they want a senator who is going to stand for middle-income and working families and Sen. Johnson stands against middle-income and working families,” said Feingold.
This may be a rematch between Feingold and Sen. Johnson, but Feingold said Tuesday is really about the voters and what they would like to see happen in the future.
“The election comes down to this: Do you want a senator who is going to stand with working people, minimum wage issues, family leave, making sure people are able to afford college or are you going to stand with someone like Sen. Johnson who literally votes with the big corporations and the billionaires and multi-millionaires basically every time? Hard working people in this town don’t have a chance if he is their senator. I will stand with them and that is exactly what this is about,” said Feingold.