ONALASKA, Wis. -- Republican U.S. Senate candidate Eric Hovde made a stop in Onalaska Monday.
Hovde talked with workers at Empire Screen Printing during his "Take Back Washington" bus tour.
Hovde says on the republican side it's become a two-man race between himself and former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson.
He says there is a clear choice for voters with Hovde being a life-long business man and Thompson being a career politician.
Hovde says it's time for a change in the senate and there is a lot at stake. "The U.S. Senate hasn't passed a budget in over 3 1/2 years, that's appalling. We have run a trillion-three, a trillion-three, a trillion-six deficit, I mean these numbers are staggering. We have to turn this around and we have to do it very quickly," said Hovde.
Mark Neumann and Jeff Fitzgerald are also running on the republican side. For the democrats, it's a one person race with representative Tammy Baldwin.