EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Both main candidates for U.S. Senate from Wisconsin made stops in and close to the Chippewa Valley on Tuesday, one week out from a critical midterm election.
Democrat incumbent Tammy Baldwin was at UW-Eau Claire to meet with students as part of her state-wide RV tour across the state. Most polls taken during the campaign have put Baldwin well ahead of her Republican rival, Leah Vukmir, and the final Marquette Law School poll before the election will be released Wednesday.
"I just don't want to assume anything, based on a poll or based on speculation about waves of any sort,” Baldwin said to WEAU 13 News on Tuesday. “One of the things that I've said throughout this campaign is we kind of banned the phrase 'blue wave' in our campaign. We don't want people taking anything for granted."
As for Vukmir, she spent Tuesday campaigning with Eric Trump, a son of the president. The two made an appearance this afternoon at G3 Industries in Kronenwetter, just south of Wausau. This is the second time in the last two weeks a member of the Trump family stumped for Vukmir. She was part of a group of G.O.P candidates who welcomed President Donald Trump to Mosinee last week.
"The president followed through on a promise. He told me after I won the primary that he would come to Wisconsin and then he followed through on it,” Vukmir said. “It's been amazing to see the reaction that happened not far from here in Mosinee just last week and now the excitement generated by Eric being here. I think that's what people here in Wisconsin want. They like leaders who say what they do and then follow through on it."
This was one of several stops for Vukmir, as she also campaigned today in Wisconsin Rapids, Kenosha and Oak Creek.