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Wisconsin in the Spot Light as Elections Near

Posted at 7:35 PM, Oct 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-31 23:45:33-04

Elections are just one week away and both democrats and republicans are feeling the stress of the final push for votes.

"We have two presidential visits, we anticipate high profile visits in this week coming up," said Brown County Republican Chairwoman, Marian Krumberger.

For Outagamie County Democratic co-chair, Jeanette Beschta the party has their eye on votes.

"What we're focusing on now is getting out the vote, we're knocking on doors, door to door, people are making millions of phone calls," said Beschta.

Tuesday is a big day in Appleton for Democrats as Senator Tim Kaine will make a visit to Northeast Wisconsin.
 
Political experts say campaign stops like Kaine's at Lawrence University are important for not just the presidential campaigns but the local races as well.
 
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is making a stop in Eau Claire Tuesday as well.  Chelsea Clinton and Bernie Sanders also scheduled to make stops in the Badger State, all with a purpose bigger than the presidential ticket.
 
"On the Republican side, Johnson has maintained support for Trump.  Trump wants to kind of keep him in the senate.  On the other hand one reason that Senator Kaine would be up here in the Fox Valley is our eighth congressional race that is a swing seat," said Lawrence University associate professor of politics, Arnold Shober.
 
Both parties are working to gather support from voters all across Wisconsin just one week before the nation picks its new leader.