- The wheels on the campaign buses keep on rolling across Wisconsin.
Three of the four Republicans trying for the U.S. Senate nomination were in northern Wisconsin today.
They're among the candidates preparing for tomorrow's primary elections.
Candidates cris-crossed the state trying to pick up every last vote.
Republican Senate candidate Tommy Thompson was in Minocqua Monday.
We asked him how he felt about his support in the Northwoods.
"It's nice to have your first name Tommy and to have everybody in the state know who you are. Whether they come from Minocqua, Rhinelander, Wausau, or Elroy, people know who I am," he says.
Thompson was last in office as governor 11 years ago.
He says one thing stands out about his experience on the campaign.
"What's surprised me the most is how divided this state is. I think it was because of the recall. What we have to do is get the state back and start working together and build Wisconsin," he said.
Meanwhile, polls show Mark Neumann and Eric Hovde within points of Thompson for the Republican Senate nomination.
Neumann and Hovde each made their final pitch to voters in Wausau today.
Neumann bills himself as the most conservative candidate in the race.
He says his experience and budget plan sets him apart from the others.
"To have someone that's been there before, got the problem resolved once before, and is ready to go do it again, has a plan to do it, that's why true conservatives are going to come home to Mark Neumann....nobody else out there has a detailed plan like we do. We've actually itemized 150 specific line items as to what we would eliminate, and nobody else has got that plan," he said.
Eric Hovde is taking the opposite approach.
He says he's not a career politician, and his experience in the private sector will help him serve Wisconsin.
"I'm not looking at capping off a political career or desperately trying to have a political career, like Congressmann Neumann, who runs for something every two years. I'm trying to serve my country for a term or two. That's why I signed the term limit pledge right when I entered into this race," Hovde said.
Also, several locally contested primaries will be on your ballot tomorrow.
Democrats in the 12th Senate District will choose between Tomahawk's Lisa Theo and Susan Sommer of Phelps.
The winner will take on Republican Tom Tiffany in November.
Each party has a primary in the 34th Assembly District.
Incumbent Republican Representative Dan Meyer is retiring.
Democrats Merlin Van Buren and Roberta Retrum will try to take the nomination, while on the Republican side, Rob Swearingen and Alex Young face off for the right to advance to November.
This district includes many Northwoods counties.
Oneida County will choose its Republican nominee for District Attorney between Mike Schiek and Mike Fugle.
Click the link below to find out who will be on your primary ballot.
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