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.” 

adwpadmin

adwpadmin

More News

STORMTRACKER 18 WEATHER
Osseo
24°
Menomonie
21°
Chetek
22°
Durand
23°
Ladysmith
21°
Neillsville
24°
Rice Lake
21°
New Richmond
19°
Black River Falls
29°
Medford
19°
River Falls
21°
Duluth
15°
Green Bay
26°
La Crosse
28°
Madison
29°
Milwaukee
32°
Twin Cities
20°
Weather Outlook: Some snow later today, slippery spots possible…

Weather Outlook: Some snow later today, slippery spots possible…

This weekend's travel could be tricky too for some people. Stay tuned to our latest forecasts!

Connect With WQOW
Top Stories

Sex offender faces new charges in Eau Claire

A convicted sex offender living in Eau Claire is charged with two counts of first degree sexual assault of a

UPDATE: Middleton shooter was employee of business where he opened fire

The Middlelton Police department sent a phone message to residents about an active shooter.

UPDATE: 4 from Loyal, including 3 kids, killed in Apostle Island kayak incident

Sheriff Michael Brennan said Erik Fryman, 39, and his kids 3, 6 and 9-years-old died. The mom, Cari Mews, 29,

NEW: Missing Mondovi man found dead Wednesday afternoon

According to Mondovi Police Chief Colin Severson, the department is looking or Nathan D. Kummer who was reported missing by

UPDATE: Gas leak contained in Boyd

Boyd's fire chief told News 18 crews were digging up a leaking water line at Double D's Saloon and workers

Scroll to top
Skip to content