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Clinton supporters in WI rally behind candidate ahead of final debate

Supporters want Clinton to connect with young vote
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Posted at 4:34 PM, Oct 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-19 17:34:10-04

GREEN BAY, WI -- In Wisconsin, voters are ready to throw support behind their candidate during the final presidential debate of the 2016 election.

At the Democratic Party of Brown County headquarters, voters and volunteers say they're well aware of what's at stake in Wisconsin this election.

Party leaders here say tonight's debate is about more than the race for White House.
 
If the millennial vote turns out to the polls in large numbers for Clinton, Nancy Nusbaum of Women for Hillary hopes it's a good sign for local Democrats, like U.S. Senate candidate Russ Feingold.
 
This is among the reasons Clinton supporters say she needs to stay calm, and focus on policies that connect with young voters.
 
"With each [debate] there seems to be a little bit more enthusiasm, especially with younger voters," says Nusbaum, "and I think younger women in particular have started thinking about the fact that they themselves are entering a workforce now." 
 
The latest survey from the St. Norbert College Strategic Research Institute shows Clinton ahead of Trump in Wisconsin 47 percent to 39 percent. 
 
But with new concern over the release of hacked e-mails from the Clinton campaign, the results of tonight's debate could be a deciding factor in any of the state's undecided voters.
 
"If there are people out there who have sat through two debates, and are waiting until this one to make up their mind, this is the one that will give them one more look at both candidates," says Nusbaum, "[letting] them have one final pivot to make their decision on."