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Walker, Johnson, Franken come to La Crosse to campaign days before election


LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Three days before the election Wisconsin's Republican elite are putting their support behind Mitt Romney and Tommy Thompson.

"Newspaper after newspaper has come out in support of Tommy Thompson because he's the guy who can get things done," Gov. Scott Walker said. "He's helped create jobs by creating a better business environment. He did so by working with both Republicans and Democrats. He ultimately can get things done."

Gov. Scott Walker, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Republican Party of Wisconsin Chairman Brad Courtney gathered at the La Crosse Republican home base Saturday in a last effort to get out the vote.

"Getting people to talk to other people, making sure they vote, and getting other like-minded individuals to get out and vote for real, fiscal conservatism," Johnson said. "You know, send Tommy, not Tammy."

Johnson would be one of the first to see change if Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., is elected into the U.S. State Senate.

These Republicans are traveling from Wauwatosa to Janesville to La Crosse, in only a matter of hours, to get out the vote.

"Two import ways on Tuesday (that Wisconsin) may very well be the key state, I mean literally the state who determines who the next president/vice president (is) and we also might be the key state that determines the majority of the United States Senate." Walker said.

Over at the Democrat headquarters, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., made the trip from neighboring Minnesota to put his name behind Tammy Baldwin.

"I've know Tammy for a long time. I've campaigned for her before and I've gotten to know her over the years," Franken said. "I'm always very, very impressed with her."

The political event geared more toward the volunteers helping to get out the vote.

"People are volunteering, working so hard, and (are) really kinda tired. (So I'm here to) urge them to keep going though and past the finish line," Franken said.

Something he has in common with the Republicans in the final days before this election.

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