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Democrats in Wisconsin counting down one year until the presidential vote



Wisconsin will be a “tipping point” to decide the next presidential election, one year from this coming Sunday.


The Democratic Party of Wisconsin has members spreading across the state this weekend to launch a “one year to win” campaign.

In an online presentation Thursday, state party chair Ben Wikler said it’s important for U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin to be re-elected to help Democrats retain narrow control of the Senate.

“Then there’s the House,” Wikler said, “where MAGA Republicans, like Derrick Van Orden and Bryan Steil, give the GOP their five-seat majority to put Mike Johnson in the speakership — someone who wants to criminalize same-sex relationships, someone who is ardently in favor of a national abortion ban.”

Van Orden is in his first term representing the 3rd District, which includes the La Crosse area. Steil is in his third term, representing the 1st District, in southeast Wisconsin.

The Republicans have a 10-seat majority in the House, which Wikler believes can be flipped to Democratic control next fall.

Democrats will be knocking on doors around the state this weekend.

That includes Baldwin, who’s running for a third term, and Melissa Agard, the leader of Democrats in the state Senate. She said they are recruiting candidates in hopes of winning all 33 Senate seats.

“We are ready to run competitive races in every corner of the great state of Wisconsin, from Racine to Superior, La Crosse to Green Bay, and everywhere in between,” said Agard.

Baldwin will not be in La Crosse County as part of her weekend trip around the state, but she has scheduled a stop in Richland Center on Friday afternoon.

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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  1. Kevin

    November 3, 2023 at 9:31 am

    If we are smart we will throw every single democrat politician out on their ass – they should not be in decision making positions!

    They can be hired as consultants to a truly conservative politician; empathy, feelings, passion, are fine things to consider when making decision, but they are crappy for advising best direction!

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