Three-state swing brings Klobuchar to Wisconsin today

    Amy Klobuchar at NAACP forum (Photo by Andrew Roth)
    Amy Klobuchar at NAACP forum (Photo by Andrew Roth)

    Sen. Amy Klobuchar is bringing her presidential bid to Wisconsin today with visits aimed at courting both rural and urban residents of the state.

    At 2 p.m. the Minnesota senator seeking the Democratic nomination in 2020 will tour the Organic Valley Cooperative Dairy Farm in Random Lake, Sheboygan County. 

    At 4 p.m., Klobuchar is due at Redemption Fellowship Church, 3500 N. 26th St., Milwaukee, where she’ll meet with community residents and members of BLOC, Black Leaders Organizing for Communities, a community organizing and political action nonprofit. The BLOC event is billed as a community training.

    That will be followed by a second Milwaukee stop at Sherman Perk Coffee, 4924 W. Roosevelt Drive, at 5 p.m.

    The visit is part of a swing taking Klobuchar through three closely watched northern states for the 2020 campaign: Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

    All three states had been expected to pick Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election and instead tipped to Donald Trump by exceedingly narrow margins, granting him an Electoral College victory and the White House despite losing the popular vote to Clinton by nearly 3 million. 

    Erik Gunn
    Senior Reporter Erik Gunn reports and writes on work and the economy, along with related subjects, for the Wisconsin Examiner. He spent 24 years as a freelance writer for Milwaukee Magazine, Isthmus, The Progressive, BNA Inc., and other publications, winning awards for investigative reporting, feature writing, beat coverage, business writing, and commentary. An East Coast native, he previously covered labor for The Milwaukee Journal after reporting for newspapers in upstate New York and northern Illinois. He's a graduate of Beloit College (English Comp.) and the Columbia School of Journalism. Off hours he is the Examiner's resident Springsteen and Jackson Browne fanboy and model railroad nerd.

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