I always find it interesting when national media folks comment on Wisconsin. Like this:
To that end, Democrats hope the number of party voters who participate in Wisconsin primaries on Tuesday approaches the 1 million who voted in the primary in 2016, a presidential year, compared with 300,000 votes for the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in 2014.
Democrats would love to capture the Milwaukee suburban House district of Republican U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, who is leaving office. Ryan supports former aide Bryan Steil to replace him, but Steil must fend off a primary challenge from avowed white supremacist Paul Nehlen.
Among Democrats, ironworker Randy Bryce was confronting Cathy Myers, a local school board member.
Notice how for the 1st District race, they throw in the “white supremacist Paul Nehlen” comment, even though he is one of 6 GOP candidates – 4 of which are credible and Nehlan is not one of them. But they don’t even mention that “ironworker Randy Bryce” is a deadbeat dad with a criminal record. It’s almost as if the reporter got all of his information from a Democratic insider…
The benchmark for turnout is probably a good one though. Good to watch. I’ll be shocked if the Democrats get a million voters, but if they do, it would signal a strong Dem year.