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Election Day isn't until tomorrow, but I wanted to send you a thank you for the support you’ve already shown for me and my campaign.  Your donations and volunteer hours have fueled our grassroots operation from day one, and I couldn’t be more proud of the campaign we’ve run.

If you're in Wisconsin, be sure to visit to VoteNowWisconsin.com to find your polling place and information about your rights, including how to register at the polls on Election Day.

We’ve just released our closing television ad: ‘Trust,’ which features some of the endorsements we have received from newspapers across the state.

I am proud that we have received endorsements of our campaign from the Oshkosh Northwestern, Appleton Post-Crescent, Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter, Sheboygan Press, Fond du Lac Reporter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Courier, Kenosha News, Wisconsin State Journal, Monroe Times, The Capital Times, The Daily Cardinal, Wausau Daily Herald, Abbotsford Tribune-Phonograph, Stevens Point Journal, La Crosse Tribune, Chippewa Daily Herald, and the Green Bay Press-Gazette, which had never endorsed us before.

See a map of our newspaper endorsements across Wisconsin.

The political pundits have said that I am fighting for my political life, but they couldn’t be more wrong. This is a fight for Wisconsin and our future and people across Wisconsin have joined this fight because they understand the high stakes of this election.


We have more than 50 field offices across the state.

Yesterday alone, 2,500 volunteers knocked on over 100,000 doors and made over 150,000 phone calls.

Today we have more than 3,000 volunteer shifts scheduled.

Volunteers have knocked on about 300,000 doors in Wisconsin.

Volunteers have made 332,620 phone calls.

Combine those numbers with the fact that Wisconsin traditionally has one of the highest voter turnouts in the country and you can see that if we get our supporters to the polls we can win this fight.


If you're in Wisconsin, I need your help in getting voters to the polls.  We have 50 field offices open across Wisconsin, so please sign up for a GOTV shift today.


Wisconsin voters now understand there is a clear choice in this election. My opponent, Ron Johnson, has spent millions on television ads, but he won't say what his plans are. He has avoided reporters and dodged debates. He even said he is waiting until after the election before his true feelings can take voice.


Ron Johnson is afraid to stand up and say he wants more tax cuts for millionaires like himself that will increase our deficit and pass on more debt to the next generation. He doesn’t want voters to know that he supports giving more control to insurance companies and more power to corporate special interests that already have too much.

Newspapers have called Johnson’s campaign, "Strangely veiled."

They have written that Johnson has offered "Vague and scripted talking points," "No substance," "No interest in working in a bipartisan fashion,"

And that Johnson "Simply didn’t deliver the goods," and concluded that Johnson is "A candidate who's trying to get elected rather than being straight with voters."

We have a strong grassroots campaign, and with the support of our volunteers helping to get out the vote, I'm confident we can show Ron Johnson that Wisconsin's Senate seat can't be bought, it must be earned.
 

I've worked hard to earn your trust. And I'd like to keep working for you, because when times are tough, it's important you have someone on your side fighting for you, moving Wisconsin and our nation forward.
 


This election is now in your hands. Just as you have trusted me, I trust you with our success on Election Day.

Originally posted to Russ Feingold on Mon Nov 01, 2010 at 10:16 AM PDT.

Also republished by Badger State Progressive and Progressive Hippie.

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