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Leading Democrats Stay Aware From Biden’s Wisconsin Visit | WTAQ News Talk | 97.5 FM · 1360 AM

BROWN CO, WI (WTAQ-WLUK) — The spotlight is shining as bright as ever on President Joe Biden as the debate continues whether he is fit to remain in the race.

That means all eyes in the political world will be on Madison today when the President makes a campaign visit.

Meanwhile, Sen. Tammy Baldwin will be in our area. She will be making stops in Marinette and Brown Counties on the second day of her statewide “Fired Up for Tammy Tour.”

Her campaign says the tour was planned for weeks and announced Tuesday morning, before Biden’s visit was announced later that same day.

A week ago, FOX 11 asked the Baldwin campaign whether she thought Biden should be replaced in the race for the White House. The campaign said, “Tammy Baldwin is running her own race for the people of Wisconsin.”

Baldwin’s opponent, Republican Eric Hovde, says that response isn’t good enough.

“I think she has to make her position clearer,” said Hovde. “She’s been a full-throated supporter of President Biden, so does she still have that position after the debate?”

8th Congressional District candidate Kristin Lyerly is taking a similar approach to Baldwin.

“I really don’t have anything to do with the Presidential campaign,” said Lyerly in an interview with FOX 11 the day after the Presidential debate. “Of course, I’m a Democrat and President Biden is a Democrat, so that is aligned obviously. But really my focus is very much on my own race and my concern is the people of Northeastern Wisconsin.”

Republican strategist Mark Graul told FOX 11 he believes surrogates will help take on the task of trying to convince voters Biden should get their support.

“Every vote is going to matter, so whether it’s Republicans trying to pick off a few votes from a minority community that has traditionally been very strongly Democrat or Democrats making sure they shore up their base or trying to grab some suburban votes that have been particularly Republican, every single vote is going to matter,” said Graul.

In 2020, Biden defeated former President Donald Trump in Wisconsin by 20,682 votes, or less than one percent.


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