APPLETON — Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Tom Nelson is currently in the middle of his “Full Nelson” tour, with a plan to visit all of Wisconsin’s 72 counties.

Nelson, the first Democrat to announce a run for the Senate seat currently held by Republican Ron Johnson, currently serves as Outagamie County executive and is the former majority leader of the Wisconsin Assembly.

Nelson plans his next six stops beginning Wednesday, Sept. 8:

Adams County – 9:00 a.m. – Friendship Park, 202 N Main St, Friendship, WI 53934 –

Juneau County – 10:15 a.m. – Riverside Park, 303 Mansion St, Mauston, WI 53948 –

Sauk County – 11:45 a.m. – Little Village Cafe, 146 4th Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913 –

Columbia County – 1:00 p.m. – Neil’s Winehouse, 235 W Pleasant St, Portage, WI 53901 –

Dodge County – 2:45 p.m. – Swan Park (Mill Street Shelter), 400 S. University Ave, Beaver Dam, WI 53916 –

Jefferson County – 4:30 p.m. – Stable Rock Winery, 123 W Milwaukee St, Jefferson, WI 53549 –

Rock County – 6:00 p.m. – Sandwich Bar, 54 S Main St, Janesville, WI 53545 –

More dates are on Nelson’s Facebook page HERE.

In a news release, Nelson said that the tour represents how he’s won campaigns in the past — by meeting with anybody and everybody. 

“I come from the Fox Valley, a tough place for Democrats to win, but I’ve won six times. So look for us, coming soon to a restaurant, to a gas station, a community center near you,” Nelson said.

Nelson says that if elected, he will:

  • Enact Medicare for All
  • Tackle systemic racism that makes Wisconsin one of the worst states for racial inequality
  • Tax the billionaires and corporations getting away with paying nothing
  • Put an end to the unfair trade deals that have hurt our communities from Milwaukee to Merrill
  • Empower unions and workers and bring manufacturing back to Wisconsin
  • Pass a Green New Deal
  • End the filibuster
  • Put Wisconsin over Wall Street

Dan Plutchak, a Kaukauna Wisconsin native, is a retired journalist and publisher of He has endorsed Tom Nelson for U.S. Senate.

By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, a Wisconsin native, is founder of the Plutchaknews Network.