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Wis. Sen. Baldwin: 'Washington is Not Working for the State'

Ryan Juntti
Updated: October 31, 2018 10:37 PM

SUPERIOR - The midterm elections are now right around the corner. On Wednesday one of the candidates for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin stopped in the Northland.

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Incumbent Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin spoke in front of a crowd of volunteers in Superior, telling them right now Washington isn't working for the state of Wisconsin.

Therefore she says if re-elected her priorities will be to protect people with pre-existing health care conditions, increase economic development, and support small businesses.

"Right now what we have to do is protect the Affordable Care Act, and in particular the law that was put into place that says you can't discriminate against somebody because they've been sick before, that they had cancer in the past, or they had diabetes, or some other chronic condition," said Baldwin. 

But Baldwin's opponent, Republican candidate Leah Vukmir claimed at a rally with President Trump last week that doing so will result in "chaos."

"Tammy Baldwin's plan, Medicare for all, you know what my name for it is Mr. President? Chaos for all. Chaos for all because she wants to destroy, dismantle  Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, Tricare. I'm not going to let her do it," said Vukmir at the rally on October 24.

Another issue at hand is whether to have open borders. 

Baldwin says in the past she has worked with both Republicans and Democrats to pass an immigration reform bill that focused on strengthening border security.

She claims Vukmir wouldn't be willing to work with Democrats.

"What it shows me is that we can work together, and solve problems, but there are some people who seem to want to make this a political issue rather than to solve problems and work together," said Baldwin.

Yet Vukmir claims that Baldwin wants open borders, something that Vukmir says she won't stand for if elected.

"Tammy Baldwin stands for that chaos. She stands for open borders, she stands for sanctuary cities," said Vukmir at the rally on October 24. "I want to stand with this president when he builds the wall and finishes building the wall," she said.

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