Gubernatorial candidates weigh in ahead of Biden visit

NOW: Gubernatorial candidates weigh in ahead of Biden visit

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Both gubernatorial candidates are weighing in on President Biden visiting Milwaukee Monday, Sept. 5.

Biden is scheduled to speak at Labor Fest at the Summerfest grounds. Both candidates had their own take on the matter.

"Biden's coming for Labor Day to talk about the importance of union labor in particular, and it's my honor to be able to introduce him tomorrow," said Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.

He was out in Racine Sunday, visiting local business owners and talking about what's affecting them.

Inflation and supply chain issues were top of mind.

"Whether it's a Democrat or Republican we like to have presidents visit our state," said Evers after being asked if he thought Biden's visit would help him in the election.

From Twitter, Tim Michels visited the Walworth County fair Monday talking with voters.

CBS 58 News wasn't notified he would be in the area, even after reaching out to the campaign.

"There's no doubt that we're not seeing as many media interviews with Tim Michels," said Mordecai Lee, political science professor at UW-Milwaukee, "I think he sort of understands that some of his positions might be unpopular with public opinion."

Lee pointed to abortion, something he says most Wisconsinites are in favor of having legal.

Michels' blueprint portion of his website doesn't mention abortion at this time.

On the president visiting Monday, he had this to say in a tweet:

Air Force One is expected to fly into town just before 11 a.m.

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