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Johnson makes closing argument to voters

03 November 2016
Johnson makes closing argument to voters

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan will spend the final four days of the election campaigning for Sen.

For months, Democrats have pursued the Senate majority quietly confident they had a strong advantage in at least two of states they need to win: IL and Wisconsin.

Johnson campaign spokesman Brian Reisinger said in an email to The Associated Press on Tuesday that the race between Johnson and Feingold is closer than ever and Wisconsin residents are getting ready to "fire" Feingold.

"Obviously it's incumbent on the Federal Bureau of Investigation to provide as much information as they can because of the potential effect this could have on the presidential election", Feingold said Tuesday.

Other polls published in the past two weeks show Feingold with larger leads, ranging from five to 12 points, but the Marquette Law Poll holds a special hallowed status among Badger State political watchers, and the new result comes just as Democrats and Republicans alike have pumped new money into a race that seemed to be all but off the national board in September.

Millions of dollars are pouring into Wisconsin for the final week of the election, as jittery Democrats try to push Russ Feingold over the finish line in the U.S. Senate race against Sen. Clinton's Wisconsin campaign director Jake Hajdu said the ads, costing at least $100,000, were created to help Feingold and other Democrats.

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, a fellow Wisconsin Democrat who joined Feingold at the event, said Comey "made an error in judgment" by releasing the information so close to Election Day.

Baldwin, D-Madison, said Comey sent out "a vague letter saying basically he didn't know what he was looking at".

Feingold was to campaign Tuesday with Clinton's running mate, Sen. Johnson has 43.2 percent support to Feingold's 50.7 percent, according to TPM's PollTracker Average. He says the spending is a sign that Johnson is closely aligned with corporate powers and they're trying to save him at the last minute. "We all want a safe, prosperous and secure Wisconsin".

In the race for president, Democrat Hillary Clinton led Republican Donald Trump by 6 percentage points among likely Wisconsin voters, 46-40.

The Duffy ad shows the former lumberjack-turned-congressman chopping down a tree with a narrator saying both he and Johnson are "hardworking outsiders who tell it like it is".

Johnson's campaign also launched two new ads on Tuesday.

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson is making his closing arguments to voters with a new television ad attacking his Democratic opponent Russ Feingold as a hypocrite. Johnson's campaign and supporters have spent about $7 million on ads since Monday.

On the Democratic side, the Senate Majority PAC on Friday announced a surprise late $2 million ad buy in Wisconsin to help put Feingold over the top.