MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- With the general election a little more than three weeks away, senate and presidential races mixed in Wisconsin Sunday.
At a critical point in the race, Tommy Thompson got a big show of support from Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, who attended a Thompson fundraiser at the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. The event wasn't open to the public and tickets per couple were $250. Ryan told the crowd Wisconsin can "complete its journey" by electing Mitt Romney as president and Tommy Thompson as a U.S. Senator.
Later in the day, Thompson held a news conference in Wauwatosa with Governor Scott Walker. "I'm absolutely certain we're gunna win and were gunna re-direct the country in a direction that's good for the future," Thompson said.
But a Marquette poll released October 3 showed his Democratic opponent Tammy Baldwin with a 4 point lead. Sunday, Baldwin spent time in Madison speaking to people she believes will be a key group of voters in the election.
"When I ran in a very hotly contested race a few years back, the day after my victory, headlines in this community read 'Youth Quake,' and students did make the difference," Baldwin said.
Student supporters at the event pledged to help register voters and canvass in the Madison area. In the days leading up to November 6, Baldwin said she'll continue to travel the state.
MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will return to his home state Sunday to campaign for U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson.
Congressman Ryan will host a fundraiser at the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. Monday, Ryan will hold a campaign rally in Waukesha.
Thompson's Democratic challenger in the Senate race, Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin will meet with UW-Madison students Sunday to stress the importance of voting on November 6.
The presidential candidates have shifted their focus to Wisconsin in recent weeks. Vice President Joe Biden campaigned in La Crosse Friday and President Obama visited UW-Madison earlier this month.
Polls show that the presidential race and the senate race are both tight.
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