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Kleefisch makes La Crosse stop on long campaign day before Wisconsin primary



The day before a primary, candidates often try to visit as many places as possible to reach voters.

Republican Rebecca Kleefisch, running for governor of Wisconsin, spent a little campaign time in La Crosse on Monday morning, as part of a whirlwind travel day, which started in Madison, and included scheduled stops in Eau Claire, Wausau, and Green Bay.

Her husband Joel and their two daughters were also traveling with the candidate.

Former Rep. Joel Kleefisch speaks at his wife’s campaign event in La Crosse, with the couple’s daughters standing nearby

“You all know me, and you know that that is a typical day at work,” Kleefisch told local reporters during a stop at the J.F. Brennan Company on French Island, a couple of miles from the La Crosse airport. “This has been my promise from the beginning to the voters of the state, that I will not be outworked. Not as a candidate, not as governor.”

Kleefisch, the former lieutenant governor, is running in the Republican primary against businessman Tim Michels and state Rep. Tim Ramthun.

She said Wisconsin has tried Democratic policies under current Gov. Tony Evers, and the policies haven’t worked.

Kleefisch said taxes, schools, and the criminal justice system in Wisconsin all need to be improved after a term of Evers in office.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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