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Bloomberg threatens to shake up 2020 primary PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Saturday, 09 November 2019 10:21

Michael BloombergLast minute entry greeted with consternation and anger by some Democrats.


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Michael Bloomberg’s possible entrance into the presidential race sent shock waves throughout the Democratic primary field this week, as campaigns scrambled to size up a potential rival whose high profile and vast personal fortune threatens a major shift in the contest.

News of the former New York City mayor’s plans were greeted with consternation and anger by some Democrats, who see the move as late-breaking and disruptive, coming less than three months before the first votes are cast in the nominating contest.

At the same time, Bloomberg’s centrist views and personal wealth would likely put him in direct competition with former Vice President Joe Biden and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, the leading moderates in the Democratic race.

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Issues Facing Voters in Rural and Suburban Wisconsin PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Philip Shulman   
Thursday, 07 November 2019 10:51

patty-schachtnerMADISON, WI - On Wednesday, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler hosted a press call to reveal the number of doors knocked, the amount of money raised, and the digital impact the state party made during the one year out weekend of action. He was joined by State Senator Patty Schachtner and Assemblywoman Robyn Vining who discussed issues they heard the most about in rural and suburban Wisconsin, respectively.

Schachtner won a seat that had been held by Republicans for 17 years and Vining picked up a seat that previously belonged to Scott Walker. Winning back voters in rural and suburban Wisconsin will be crucial for Democrats winning back the state in 2020.

WHAT: Announcement about DPW’s Weekend of Action success, discussion on issues facing voters in rural and suburban Wisconsin.

WHO: Ben Wikler, DPW Chair

Patty Schachtner, State Senator for the 10th District

Robyn Vining, Assemblywoman for the 14th District

WHEN: November 6, 1:00 PM CT

 
Democrats Set The Tone One Year Out From Presidential Election PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Philip Shulman   
Tuesday, 05 November 2019 09:58

waukesha-2019-cnnState Democrats begin campaign to knock on 50,000 doors before the 2020 presidential election.


MADISON, WI - This weekend, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin set out to knock 50,000 doors a year out from the 2020 presidential election. Thousands of volunteers blanketed the state, communicating with infrequent, independent, and disgruntled Republican voters, breaking the goal that was set out for them.

“We knocked more doors this weekend then in the entirety of 2015 leading up to the 2016 election,” DPW Chair Ben Wikler said. “We haven’t stopped organizing since the year leading up to the 2018 election, when we saw our hard work payoff as we won every statewide election. We are continuing that work, making sure that voters know Donald Trump has broken his promises, leaving them with higher health care costs, stagnant wages, and a trade war that is crippling our farmers, manufacturers, and small businesses. We’re mobilizing every Wisconsin voter possible by ensuring they know they can’t afford four more years of Donald Trump in the White House.”

See below for coverage of the Wisconsin Democrats efforts.

La Crosse -- WKBT

Eau Claire -- WEAU

Wausau -- WAOW

Superior -- WDIO

Green Bay - WBAY

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Sun Prairie -- WMTV

Milwaukee -- WDJT

Waukesha -- CNN

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2019 10:56
 
Now in top tier, Buttigieg becomes target of 2020 attacks PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Tuesday, 05 November 2019 08:40

Pete ButtigiegINDIANOLA, Iowa - There may be no surer sign that a campaign is gaining traction than when its opponents begin to attack.

And the attacks are beginning to come against South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, until now virtually unchallenged in his improbable rise through the crowded field of Democratic presidential candidates.

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Warren faces tough choices on funding 'Medicare for all' PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Friday, 25 October 2019 14:50

elizabethwarrenWASHINGTON, D.C. - It’s the multitrillion dollar question everyone is trying to answer, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.): How do you pay for “Medicare for all,” a proposal that would dramatically reshape the entire U.S. health care system?

Warren, a Democratic candidate for president, says she will soon release a plan to pay for Medicare for all after facing criticism for evading questions about the proposal's potential tax implications for the middle class.

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Stuck Announces Next Round of Listening Sessions in 8th CD PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Amanda Stuck Press   
Tuesday, 22 October 2019 10:08

amandastuckWill be in Oconto Falls Nov. 21 and in Kewaunee, Brillion, and Winneconne Nov. 25-26.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 October 2019 10:42
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Senate Democrats want Warren to talk costs on 'Medicare for All' PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Saturday, 19 October 2019 15:36

elizabethwarrenWASHINGTON, D.C. - A growing number of Senate Democrats say Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) should be more explicit about how she plans to pay for her “Medicare for All” plan.

They say the transparency will be rewarded, and that Warren is taking a risk by not being more open about the costs of Medicare for All.

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Help ensure a complete and accurate 2020 Census for Wisconsin PDF Print E-mail
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Written by League of Women Voters Wisconsin   
Saturday, 19 October 2019 15:15

lwv-fair-mapsHelp the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin make the next census fairly represent the people of Wisconsin.


MADISON - As we move towards 2020, there is much work in preparing for a big election year. It is also important to help share messaging around the Census that takes place every 10 years. We will be sharing action items and ideas in these email updates as well as directly with local League leaders. An excellent resource to bookmark is the LWVUS 2020 Census Action Kit. Also, if you are interested in what your League can do, please feel free to contact Erin at the state office. 

This week we'd like to make you aware of temporary job openings for the 2020 Census. You can apply for a temporary 2020 Census job if you’re at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, are a U.S. citizen and have a valid email address. Additional job requirements can be found at the 2020 Census website.

Census results determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives as well as how funds are spent on roads, schools, and hospitals. You can make a difference. Help your community and make sure all people living in Wisconsin are counted next year.

Share the availability of Census Jobs and help recruit applicants2020census.gov/jobs

 
Biden struggles to reverse fall PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Friday, 18 October 2019 15:41

joe-biden-041713WASHINGTON, D.C. - Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is hitting major bumps at a critical moment in the 2020 campaign.

A little more than three months before the Iowa caucuses, Biden is widely seen as having lost his front runner position to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).

He’s an underdog in Iowa, is coming off another forgettable debate performance and has just $9 million in cash on hand.

Democrats say a number of factors have weakened his stature, including verbal flubs and long-winded rambles and what they say is an inability to be consistent in taking the fight to President Trump.

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Republicans Tie Wisconsin Disability Accommodations to Power Grab PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Assembly Democrats   
Friday, 11 October 2019 11:22

disability-studentsGOP Legislators in Madison continue their embarrassing history of degrading our democracy, says Assembly Democratic Leader.

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