Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson announced the launch of a “Badger Brigade” of supporters who have committed to his campaign against Democrat Russ Feingold.
Johnson’s campaign claimed the recruiting effort has garnered more than 100,000 grassroots endorsements.
“Our grassroots supporters are our most powerful weapon, and they know just how high the stakes are in this election,” Johnson said in a statement issued by his campaign.
“Together with the nationally recognized ground game Wisconsin Republicans have built, the Badger Brigade is proof that our supporters are up to the challenge as we build a true grassroots campaign to stand up to Washington dysfunction and address the concerns of Wisconsinites looking for a stronger economy and safer communities,” Johnson said.
The Johnson campaign said that since early 2015, Wisconsin Republicans have made more than 750,000 volunteer voter contacts.
During the summer, Democrats and Republicans are expected to gear up their get-out-the-vote efforts in preparation for the fall election.