La Crosse, Wisconsin (WXOW) - U.S. Senate candidate Eric Hovde talked about his priorities if elected during a campaign stop in La Crosse Thursday.
During a visit to Mannstedt and Sons manufacturing, Hovde said that the national debt and the unemployment rate were two of the biggest reasons he left the private sector to enter this race.
He believes we are on a path of socialism that will lead our country to ruin. The solution to our economic troubles, according to Hovde, is de-regulation and tax code reform as well as a repeal of the health care reform law.
When asked how he felt about facing Tommy Thompson he said, "One is, you know, as I said, a person who is coming from the private sector who's looking at this as service to his country versus somebody who is looking at capping off his political career and who has spent his life in politics."
A poll released yesterday puts Hovde in second place among the four republican senate candidates. Hovde trails Tommy Thompson by a 28 to 20 percent margin.
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