LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) – U.S. Senate Candidate and Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald (R, 39th Assembly) stopped in La Crosse Tuesday.
Fitzgerald campaigned at the La Crosse County GOP headquarters ahead of his August 14th Primary against former Governor Tommy Thompson, former congressman Mark Neumann, and businessman Eric Hovde.
The winner of that Republican primary will face Democratic congresswoman Tammy Baldwin in November's election, with the victor taking the U.S. Senate now held by retiring Democrat Herb Kohl.
Fitzgerald said Monday his experience in state government and his close relationship with Republican Governor Scott Walker should resonate well with voters.
He said it shows he is not just a smooth talker, but also someone who gets things done and avoids complacency.
"When you look at Washington DC, nobody there wants to take on those tough challenges," Fitzgerald said. "But I think people are looking for candidates that have political courage and aren't worried about the next election, but rather about doing the right thing for the next generation. That's what we need more of and I think that's what I bring to the table."
Recent polling has shown Fitzgerald at fourth out of the four-man Republican field, but he said he is confident his campaign is peaking at the right time.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2013 WorldNow and WXOW. All Rights Reserved.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Theresa Wopat at 507-895-9969. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.