Wisconsin Republican leaders hold rally in Mukwonago

Posted at 12:43 PM, Nov 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-05 19:12:01-04

1 p.m. - Feingold reacts to Johnson rally with Pence

Democratic Senate candidate Russ Feingold's campaign is reacting to a rally where Mike Pence joined with Sen. Ron Johnson.

Feingold and Johnson are locked in a tight battle. Johnson got a boost Saturday with a visit from Pence, who is Donald Trump's running mate. Trump announced Saturday he was canceling a Sunday rally in Wisconsin.
Feingold spokesman Michael Tyler says Trump appears to be abandoning Wisconsin. Tyler says "Republicans are scrambling to make a case that ... they will finally consider the needs of Wisconsin's working families. But they're not fooling anyone."
Polls show Wisconsin's Senate race to be about even.

12:45 p.m. - Pence, Ryan embrace in sign of GOP unity

Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan are embracing each other as they call for Republicans to "come home" and vote for Donald Trump.

   Pence and Ryan hugged at the conclusion of a Saturday rally in southeast Wisconsin just three days before the election. Ryan has had a complicated relationship with the Trump campaign, but is now urging Republicans to vote for him.
   Pence earlier this week declined in an interview to say whether Ryan should be re-elected speaker. But on Saturday Pence is heaping praise on Ryan, saying with him as speaker Trump's agenda will get enacted in Washington.
   They appeared at a rally that's part of Sen. Ron Johnson's bus tour across Wisconsin.

12:25 p.m. - Pence heaping praise on Ryan in Wisconsin

   Mike Pence is heaping praise on House Speaker Paul Ryan in Wisconsin, just days after declining to say whether he should be re-elected as speaker.
   Ryan introduced Donald Trump's running mate at a campaign rally Saturday in Wisconsin. Pence calls Ryan his friend and says he is "one of the great conservative leaders in America and Wisconsin should be proud."
   Ryan is making the case that it's time for Republicans to "come home" and vote for Trump. Polls in Wisconsin have consistently shown Hillary Clinton leading Trump.
   Ryan has been campaigning around the state to help incumbent Republican Sen. Ron Johnson who is in a tight re-election battle with Democratic former Sen. Russ Feingold.
   Pence says Johnson is an outsider who will "shake up the status quo," just like Trump.

   12:15 p.m. - Ryan says it's time for Republicans to come home

   House Speaker Paul Ryan is making the case to Republicans that "it's time to come home."
   Ryan spoke Saturday at a Wisconsin campaign rally with Donald Trump's running mate Mike Pence.
   Ryan is telling hundreds of Republicans that he voted for Trump two weeks ago "because it is time to come home and go out and vote."
   Ryan says First Amendment freedom of speech rights, gun rights and repealing President Barack Obama's health care law are all at stake.
   Ryan says, "When Donald Trump says that he wants a special session to repeal and replace Obamacare, let me tell you as speaker of the House we are ready, we are willing and we have a plan to do that. But that only happens if we win this election."

   12:10 p.m.  -  Johnson predicts "razor thin" margin

   Sen. Ron Johnson is predicting a "razor thin margin in Wisconsin."
   Johnson is running for re-election against Democratic former Sen. Russ Feingold. Polls show their race to be about even.
   Johnson spoke Saturday at a rally in Mukwonago that attracted vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, House Speaker Paul Ryan, Gov. Scott Walker and others.
   Johnson says the choice in the election is between those who will take away freedoms and those who believe in you and will honor the vision of the founding fathers.
   Johnson is imploring supporters to get 10 others to the polls on Tuesday.

   11:50 a.m. - Sensenbrenner stumps for Trump in Wisconsin

   U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner says if Donald Trump is elected president, what is considered politically incorrect now will be "politically correct pretty darn quickly."
   Sensenbrenner spoke Saturday at a rally in Mukwonago, a village about 30 miles south of Wisconsin. He joined with other Republicans including Sen. Ron Johnson and Trump's running mate Mike Pence.
   Sensenbrenner says if Trump wins and the Republicans maintain control of Congress there will be changes in Washington that "people never, ever thought would happen."
   He says, "All that politically incorrect stuff that we've been seeing is going to become politically correct pretty darn quickly."
   Sensenbrenner did not elaborate on what specifically he was referring to.

   10:25 a.m. - Trump cancels Sunday Wisconsin stop

   Donald Trump has canceled a Sunday rally in Wisconsin.
   Trump's campaign spokesman Matt Schuck said Saturday that the rally was canceled due to a scheduling conflict. Trump was to have been in West Allis, outside of Milwaukee, around the same time that the Green Bay Packers game was kicking off.
   Trump's running mate Mike Pence is in Wisconsin on Saturday at a rally for Sen. Ron Johnson in Mukwonago. And Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine was to make a series of stops in Wisconsin on Sunday at Democratic campaign headquarters.
   A Marquette University Law School poll this week showed Hillary Clinton ahead of Trump in Wisconsin by 6 points.

   10:18 a.m. - Ryan, Pence to share stage for Sen. Johnson in Wisconsin

   House Speaker Paul Ryan and Mike Pence are set to share the stage at a Wisconsin rally to help incumbent Republican Sen. Ron Johnson in his tight re-election battle.
   Pence was to appear at the Saturday rally in Mukwonago, a southeastern Wisconsin village about 30 miles south of Milwaukee. Pence is coming as Johnson is making a late push to hold onto his seat in a close race against Democratic former Sen. Russ Feingold. Polls show the race to be about even.
   Pence's appearance with Ryan comes after the Indiana governor refused to say whether in a National Review interview whether he would back Ryan as speaker. Ryan on Friday said he intends to seek the post again.
   Ryan has angered some conservatives by refusing to campaign with Trump.