Republican U.S. Senate candidates make final push ahead of primary election

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) -- In one week, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will know who she will face at the ballot box in November.

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Both republican candidates for U.S. Senate are making the rounds in Wisconsin, telling voters why they should be the one go up against U.S. Sen. Baldwin for her seat in Washington.

Candidate Kevin Nicholson considers himself a political outsider, a marine who has completed multiple tours overseas and says that's what Wisconsin needs in Washington, especially when it comes to the trade war.

"What people of Wisconsin should understand is it's taken outsiders, like the president, to identify the fact that we don't have free trade currently; we've got trade deals that actually impose tariffs on Wisconsin products," said Nicholson.

"I need more people to come out to vote because we need more outsiders to go to Washington to actually fight for people of Wisconsin, get rid of tariffs and allow Wisconsin's agriculture producers and manufacturers to be able to sell abroad to new markets without facing tariffs."

Nicholson's opponent, Republican State Senator Leah Vukmir disagrees with an outsider approach.

"I'm the proven consistent conservative," said Vukmir.

She says when it comes to tariffs, people need a person who will stand their ground in Washington.

"I do support the president as he continues to negotiate tariffs," said Vukmir.

This as she touts her own strong conservative track record of supporting Governor Scott Walker during his Act 10 legislation.

"I have worked hard here in Wisconsin. I am not afraid to shake up the status quo. I am willing to take Washington head-on. I think that's what it takes, it's going to require someone who isn't afraid, somebody who has been through what we've been through here in Wisconsin. I'm not going to wilt after what we've been through here," said Vukmir.

The primary election is on Tuesday, August 14. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.