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Vice President Mike Pence Campaigning For Gov. Scott Walker In Hudson

Pence, Walker Will Rally Supporters At Valley Cartage In Hudson 3 Days Before Election Day

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Vice President Mike Pence meets Gov. Scott Walker during a campaign fundraiser
Vice President Mike Pence meets Gov. Scott Walker during a campaign fundraiser at Precision Pipeline in Eau Claire on Oct. 10, 2018. Rich Kremer/WPR

Vice President Mike Pence will be in Hudson to give a boost to Gov.Scott Walker’s re-election bid just three days before the election.

Pence will be campaigning with Walker at the Hudson offices of Valley Cartage, a Minnesota-based transportation and logistics company.

Walker is being challenged by Wisconsin state schools Superintendent Tony Evers, a Democrat from Madison.

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The latest Marquette University Law School Poll shows the two are tied at 47-47. A Marquette University poll in September showed Evers leading Walker by 5 percentage points, and the one after that showed a tightening race with Walker leading Evers by 1 percentage point.

At recent campaign events, Walker has said his role in passing tax cuts for businesses and individuals is improving the state’s economy and keeping the Wisconsin unemployment rate below 3 percent for several months.

At a rally Wednesday in Eau Claire, Evers hit Walker for cutting funding to the state’s public K-12 schools and University of Wisconsin System in past budgets. He also blamed the governor for not being willing to raise gas taxes or other forms of revenue to pay for state and local road repairs.

Both Evers and Walker have been crisscrossing the state in barnstorming bus tours in the final days leading to the election.

Last week, President Donald Trump was in Mosinee campaigning for Walker and state Sen. Leah Vukmir, R-Brookfield, who is challenging incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin.

Baldwin continued to hold a lead over Vukmir in the latest Marquette poll. The poll showed Baldwin had the support of 54 percent of those surveyed, compared to Vukmir’s 43 percent.

Former President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were in Wisconsin separately in the last two weeks stumping for Evers and Baldwin, and calling on Wisconsinites to vote for Democrats up and down the ballot.

Editor’s note: This story will be updated.

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