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Tammy Baldwin visits voters in western Wisconsin


Hudson (WQOW)-Representative Tammy Baldwin made a stop at the Democratic Party Office in Hudson on Friday along with Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar.

During her visit she talked to volunteers at a senior-to-senior phone bank about the importance of Medicare

"I was raised by my grandparents so I got a chance as a young person to see the value of both Medicare and social security to our family's economic security. I believe that they're not just programs they're promises and they're promises that I will not break," says Representative Tammy Baldwin.

While in western Wisconsin she also spoke about job creation in the state and the need for a focus on manufacturing.

"We're a state that makes things and yet manufacturing has seen real challenges as paper mills have closed, factories have shut down, we've seen jobs go over seas," says Baldwin.

Baldwin talked about the need to bring jobs back to America.

"In manufacturing we also need buy America policies. If we're going to be using U.S. tax dollars for our defense and our homeland security we ought to be supporting U.S. jobs with those U.S. tax dollars," says Baldwin. "I'm not just focusing on manufacturing, it's a big part of our economy but the health of our agricultural sector is as important, if we're going to build an economy built to last we need to make the basic investments in education, research and infrastructure."

Tommy Thompson was also in western Wisconsin earlier this week.

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