Presidential Bus Tours
Coming off the new Public Policy Poll that shows Mitt Romney, leading President Obama in Wisconsin, both Republicans and Democrats are hitting the streets raising support for their presidential candidates. Video by nbc26.com
KIMBERLY, WI - Coming off the new Public Policy Poll that shows Mitt Romney, leading President Obama in Wisconsin, both Republicans and Democrats are hitting the streets raising support for their presidential candidates.
Sen. Ron Johnson made stops with the Romney-Ryan Mobile Headquarter Bus and State Sen. Dave Hansen was touring with President Obama’s "Heartland Tour.”
Sen. Johnson spoke with small business owners. And State Sen. Hansen spoke in Marinette. But both parties were talking about the new poll, showing Romney ahead of Obama 48 to 47.
“Usually you get a bump when a vice presidential candidate is nominated,” said Hansen.
“I think the voters of Wisconsin, and the voters of America are ready for true leadership and that's what Gov. Romney and Paul Ryan represent,” said Johnson.
Johnson focused on the federal deficit, and healthcare costs while speaking with voters.
“We've got folks here that think the government ought to live within its means,” he said. “What a concept?”
While Democratic State Senator Hansen talked about potential changes to Medicare under the Romney-Ryan camp.
“So it's the wrong way to go,” said Hansen. “Romneycare is voucher care and I think that's just a total mistake.”
Both Johnson and Hansen talked about the importance of this election for the state of Wisconsin.
“We simply cannot afford another 4 years of President Obama’s failed policies,” said Johnson.
“We're going to stand up for what we believe in and I think in time President Obama and the Democratic ticket is going to do very, very well as we move forward to November,” said Hansen.
Just 77 days until the election and the tours are looking for continued support in the Badger State.