Polling shows Democrats face steep climb to reclaim rural voters

A new Monmouth College poll is casting warning signs for Democrats in Iowa and Wisconsin working to win back rural voters who backed Barack Obama in 2012 but flipped for Donald Trump in 2016. > Telegraph Herald

Dem presidential hopefuls flock to Trump states like Wisconsin


A number of presidential hopefuls have been stumping in blue states that turned red during the 2016 presidential election, such as Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, testing the waters for the next presidential election. > The Hill

Johnson talks voter ID law, tariffs and 2020 election

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) spoke with Janesville workers at Van Galder bus company about security, transportation and infrastructure. He also took time to discuss claims from Attorney General Brad Schimel, who last week suggested Johnson won his 2016 election because of the state’s voter ID law. > WQOW-TV Eau Claire

Milwaukee plans to bid for 2020 Democratic National Convention


City leaders say Milwaukee will make a bid for the 2020 Democratic National Convention, which U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore says can have quite an economic impact on the host city. > Wisconsin Public Radio

National DNC chair to UW-Madison students: ‘We win Wisconsin if we start working now’


UW-Madison students packed into a small room in Memorial Union Friday to hear Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez’s take on how to win the state back. Among various factors, he said none are more important than millennial involvement. “We can do this, folks,” Perez said, “but only if you’re engaged.” > Daily Cardinal

In Madison, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar says road to the presidency runs through the Midwest


Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar was the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from Minnesota, in 2006, and some now ask if a presidential run is in her future. But whether or not she’s in that mix of Democrats seeking the office, she thinks someone from the Midwest should be. > Cap Times