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GOP U.S. Senate candidates working hard for last minute votes
Cody Holyoke reports Video by tmj4.comvideo
MILWAUKEE- The four GOP U.S Senate candidates are working hard to get those last minute votes, and channel the Republican surge brought on by Congressman Paul Ryan.
Packing in some heavy duty campaigning -- candidates and their volunteers are working around the clock to reach as many voters as possible.
"It's going real well. We've had people working throughout the state, getting the message out," said Madison businessman Eric Hovde to TODAY'S TMJ4. He met with staffers who took a break from phone calls to welcome the candidate.
Meanwhile, Mark Neumann's supporters are constantly calling prospective constituents. Neumann told TODAY'S TMJ4 he's gaining ground with Conservatives, despite a distracting campaign season full of recalls and presidential surprises.
"The Conservative base and the people that are backing us in this race are energized. Not worn out, not fatigued, they are energized by what's going on around us," argued the former congressman.
Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald hopes to cash in on that energy, beat the pollsters -- and his opponents. "We're having a late surge here," said Fitzgerald. "You see a lot of times that people can come from behind--more underdog candidates. We saw this with Rick Santorum over in Iowa."
Then there's frontrunner Tommy Thompson -- who spent the day in northern Wisconsin. The former governor believes the push for the polls is picking up steam.
"You want to put the person up that has the experience," said Thompson.
The three challengers of Thompson argue that they are more in touch with modern Republicans.