GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV)-- The Marquette poll shows the race for US Senate in Wisconsin in a near tie.
The numbers show former governor Tommy Thompson is at 46 percent, while representative Tammy Baldwin, with 45 percent. Baldwin had previously held the lead.
Thompson addressed the poll when he was in Green Bay Wednesday for a fundraiser with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. The two held a town-hall discussion before the luncheon.
Governor Christie was received warmly by a crowd of 150 people who each paid $150 for the luncheon. He praised Thompson for being a role model for him and all freshman republican governors.
"You think about the things that Governor Thompson did as governor for education reform, he's was way way ahead of the rest of the country, the example he set on fiscal responsibility," said Christie, " the example he set on talking the truth to the people who elected him regardless of the ramifications might be politically, he told the truth and i think that's what the people of Wisconsin admire about him the most and i can tell you from a far, that what i admire about him the most."
Christie is no stranger to Wisconsin, he was in Green Bay as recent as May campaigning for Governor Walker in the recall. He came back because he said this senate race was just as important.
"A republican majority in the united states senate will be able to happen, will be possible if you send governor Thompson to the us senate," said Christie.
In the senate race Baldwin is leading Thompson in fundraising, her campaign has raised $3.5 million since the August 14 primary. Thompsons campaign has raised about $2.2 million.
Christie sent a strong message to the crowd about getting out the vote.
"Nothing is more powerful still in American politics than you, you decide if you want to get involved in this, spend time over the next 20 days going to a call center, going door to door," said Christie.
The boisterous governor warned he will back and he will not be happy if Thompson loses.
"I'll be back and if you let Thompson down, when I come back I'll be in New Jersey mood, and that's not what you want to see."