Two polls out today show Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., holding a slim lead over former Gov. Tommy Thompson in the race to represent Wisconsin in the U.S. Senate. A new Marquette University Law School poll has Baldwin up 47 to 43, while an internal poll conducted for Baldwin’s campaign shows her with a 3-point lead.
“This race has tightened, but Tammy’s running a fantastic campaign and Wisconsin voters have so far rejected a barrage of attack ads from Karl Rove and right-wing super PACS,” said Tiffany Muller, vice president of political operations at the Victory Fund. ”From here on out it’s about a strong ground game, so we’ve sent staff and volunteers to help the coordinated get-out-the-vote effort, and we’ll be there until Election Day,” Muller added.
President Bill Clinton recently made a swing through the state to help Baldwin, and Victory staffers are bumping into senior Obama administration officials such as Valerie Jarrett (pictured) as they crisscross the state with Baldwin’s field team. ”This really is an all-hands-on-deck effort now,” Muller said.
Learn more about the race today at 4:30pm ET when the Victory Fund hosts a national conference call with Baldwin and her campaign manager, Karin Johanson. Go to www.victoryfund.org/briefing to sign up for the call.