U.S. Senate hopefuls visited the Wausau area. Eric Hovde and Mark Neumann both shared what they think about the economy and how they plan to turn it around. Each candidate is driving home a different message thought.
Hovde, a community banker and hedge fun manager, has heavily outspent not only Neumann, but most of the other senate candidates so far. Hovde believes that with his knowledge in financial markets, he can help turn the economy around.
Eric Hovde said, “What I bring to it is a private sector approach number one, and number two is I understand financial markets because so many of our problems have come from the financial markets.”
The other U.S. Senate hopeful, Mark Neumann has had many careers during his lifetime. He’s also spent time in the House of Representatives for four years and he says during that time he helped cut taxes and balance the budget.
Mark Neumann said, “I am the conservative in the race. We have a plan ready to balance the federal budget by cutting spending and eliminating Obama Care. This is the message that has been well received all over the state.”
The other candidates in the race, Tommy Thompson and Jeff Fitzgerald are also preparing for the August 14th primary. Two debates are planned before that date. The winner will face the U.S. Representative Tammy Baldwin who is the only Democrat in the Wisconsin Senate race.