Walker campaigns in Ashwaubenon ahead of Trump, Obama visits

Gov. Scott Walker campaigns at Packerland Glass Products in Ashwaubenon Oct. 23, 2018.
Gov. Scott Walker campaigns at Packerland Glass Products in Ashwaubenon Oct. 23, 2018. (WLUK image)

ASHWAUBENON (WLUK) -- It's going to be a busy week of campaigning in Wisconsin as the countdown to the Nov. 6 election is on.

Gov. Scott Walker made a campaign visit to Ashwaubenon Tuesday morning. The Republican is running for a third term as governor. He's being challenged by Democratic state schools superintendent Tony Evers.

Walker's campaign stop comes one day before President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Wisconsin to urge voters to elect Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir, who is challenging incumbent Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin. Trump's visit is set for Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee.

"I appreciate that time and time again the president has been helpful not just to me but to people in this state," Walker said. "I'm going to thank him for it tomorrow."

Walker had many praises for the president and his administration. When asked if he thought a presidential visit was helpful for his campaign, he said it ultimately doesn't matter.

"It doesn't matter if Trump or Obama come to Wisconsin. In the end the people of the state will be casting the vote between now and November 6th about who should be the leader of the state for Wisconsin for the next four years, they're not talking about presidential politics," he said.

Then, on Friday, former President Barack Obama is set to stop in Milwaukee to campaign on behalf of Democratic candidates. He's expected to be joined by Baldwin, Evers, U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore and Randy Bryce, a Democrat running to fill outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan's seat.

"We have to energize our base," said Democratic Party of Brown County's vice chair Richard Langan. He said bringing a strong leader like Obama to Wisconsin is important for the party.

"We have to get the people off the couch and voting. It's not the republicans that elected Trump. Its the ones who sat on the couch at didn't vote so we have to change that," said Langan.

Langan says the visits from President Trump and former President Obama shows Wisconsin is an important state in the 2018 midterms.