Red, White and Blue
All 4 GOP U.S. Senate candidates confident heading into Tuesday's primary
Lacey Crisp reports Video by tmj4.comvideo
MILWAUKEE- Voters in Wisconsin will go to the polls in a primary election Tuesday.
They'll decide which Republican will be the party's candidate for the US Senate.
An open U.S Senate seat is a rare thing, and it's a seat that's been held by Democrats for more than 50 years.
But the four Republican contenders have had to fight for attention with the recall race, Olympics, and Janesville Representative Paul Ryan being name the Mitt Romney's VP choice.
The Republican candidates are feeling good going into Tuesday's election, but the latest Marquette University poll says more than 20 percent of likely voters still don't know who they are going to vote for. That may be in part because the race has been overshadowed.
"It is an early primary, it is the middle of summer. We'll see what the turnout is like," said Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald.
"I think people are looking carefully at the candidates. I think there are a lot of good candidates this time out," said former Congressman Mark Neumann.
According to former Governor Tommy Thompson, "I think they will break towards me."
"Our polls show that I have a nice lead, but you can't take it for granted," believes Madison businessman Eric Hovde.
Despite the distractions, the candidates are hoping voters will show up Tuesday, and punch their name on the ballots.
"Mark Neumann is a proven Conservative with the backing of the Tea Party express," claimed Neumann.
"88% of the people know me as Tommy," said Thompson. "There's nobody else in the country, Democrat or Republican that can run on their first name and everyone knows who it is."
"I'm the guy who is battle tested. I've been through it. Everyone knows what I've done in the past year and a half, and have delivered on a conservative agenda as speaker," argued Fitzgerald.
"This is my one time. I doing this to be a citizen legislator, do my part and serve our country for a term or two and then fade back into the private sector," believes Hovde.
The three challengers of Thompson, who leads in most polls, argue that they are more in touch with modern Republicans.