Chippewa Valley veterans show support for Senator Baldwin during EC event

Eau Claire (WQOW)- One week after the primary elections, locals are already rallying behind Wisconsin’s incumbent Senator.

Veterans from the Chippewa Valley gathered in Eau Claire Tuesday to show their support for Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin, who will run for reelection against Senate GOP nominee Leah Vukmir. Three veterans talked about past personal meetings with Baldwin, and expressed their gratitude for her support of veteran affairs.

"I’m grateful that no matter what, Tammy Baldwin will continue to stand up for Wisconsin veterans," U.S. Air Force veteran Clif Sorenson said. "Tammy Baldwin has our back, and we’re always going to have Tammy Baldwin’s back in return."

Much of the rally was focused on Baldwin’s efforts to improve healthcare for veterans across the state. Baldwin and Vukmir will be on the ballot during the general election in November.

News 18 reached out to Leah Vukmir’s campaign for a comment on Tuesday’s event. Vukmir’s campaign manager Jess Ward gave News 18 the following statement:

“Since it’s an election year, Two-Faced Tammy is finally pretending that she cares about veterans when she clearly failed Wisconsin veterans by ignoring a whistleblower report from the Tomah VA. It’s too little, too late. As a nurse and a military mom, veterans know they can truly count on Leah Vukmir to fight for them.” 

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