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Whitford fires up Democratic volunteers in La Crosse area

Brad Williams

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Democrats in Wisconsin are calling on home-grown celebrities to help get voters to the polls for Tuesday’s election. 

On Sunday, a Zoom session for phone-bank workers in the La Crosse area featured an appearance by “West Wing” actor Bradley Whitford, who lived in Madison when he was young.     

Whitford says President Trump is “not going to steal this election.”  He accuses Republicans of voter suppression, for allegedly trying to make people think their votes don’t count. 

Whitford says he wants to see Washington look more like “The West Wing,” and not like “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and he’s been on both TV series, along with the movie “Get Out.” 

Whitford was asked what he thinks his “West Wing” character, Josh Lyman, would be doing in a Trump administration. 

He joked that Josh might be yanking his hair out, and he refers to Trump as ‘insane’ and ‘dysfunctional.’          

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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