Commit to Mitt Bus Rolls Through
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GREEN BAY-- Thousands of voters in Wisconsin won't wait for November 6 to cast their ballots. The parties are both out encouraging supporters to vote early.
The Commit to Mitt Early Voting Bus Tour rolled into Green Bay Friday. It’s part of a statewide get out the vote effort by republicans. Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus was joined by Sen. Ron Johnson, RPW Chairman Brad Courtney and Oakleigh Ryan.
“We're just gearing up the troops and making sure that we're ready to go, working hard on the ground, going door to door and getting the job done, and it’s good to be home,” Priebus said.
First Lady Michelle Obama is campaigning in the badger state, encouraging supporters to not wait until Election Day to vote.
President Obama received a big boost from early voting numbers in four states in the 2009 election. Obama captured the Electoral College votes in Colorado, Iowa, North Carolina and Florida despite getting fewer votes than John McCain on Election Day. That is a trend republicans would like to reverse.
“If we can bank those votes just in case something comes up on Election Day you've already got your vote cast and then you can spend the next couple weeks simply informing Americans about what is at stake, " said Sen. Johnson.
The Commit to Mitt Early Voting Bus Tour made 4 stops in Wisconsin Friday, including Green Bay and Sheboygan.