‘Purple state’ status a factor in Milwaukee’s 2020 Democratic National Convention bid

As Milwaukee competes with Houston and Miami in bids to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention, the city’s ability to accommodate roughly 50,000 attendees will be examined by the search committee this week. Wisconsin’s “purple state” status is also a factor, according to the head of the search committee. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Podcast: A look back at the state Democratic convention

Join political reporter Jessie Opoien for Wedge Issues, a podcast catching you up with the candidates, strategists, analysts and power players in the 2018 election. On this episode, Jessie reflects on what exactly went down — including the results of the WisPolitics straw poll. > Cap Times

Watch: Videos of all 10 Dem governor candidates’ convention speeches

Ten Democratic candidates for governor made their cases to party supporters at the state convention last weekend. You can watch each of their speeches at FOX 11 Green Bay, including Gov. Scott Walker’s speech from the Republican state convention earlier this spring.

Kelda Roys handily won the Democratic straw poll. Does that mean anything?


Former state Rep. Kelda Roys was the surprise winner of a straw poll held at the state Democratic convention over the weekend. But on this weekend’s episode of political TV talk show “Capital City Sunday,” guests cautioned against putting too much stock in a convention straw poll. > Cap Times

Baldwin stresses health care, outside money in convention speech


U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin urged activists Friday at the state Democratic Party Convention in Oshkosh to bring the same intensity to her race that they did in blocking the Republican health care bill. “You own the defeat of that cynical bill,” Baldwin said. “Know your power. That was you.” > Wisconsin Public Radio

Democrats Bryce, Myers argue for unity to replace Paul Ryan


Cathy Myers and Randy Bryce focused their ire on the 1st Congressional District’s likely Republican candidate Saturday rather than on each other as they sought the support of Democratic voters at the state party’s annual convention. > Cap Times

Democratic AG candidate Kaul makes case against Schimel


Democratic attorney general candidate Josh Kaul is making his case against Republican incumbent Brad Schimel, accusing him of prioritizing buying coins with his name on it over having rape kits tested. Kaul spoke Friday to about 1,500 activists at the state Democratic Party convention in Oshkosh. > AP News