MADISON, Wis. — Last weekend, Democrats from across Wisconsin gathered in Green Bay for the 2023 WisDems State Convention to celebrate Democrats’ accomplishments for working Wisconsinites and to rally to reelect Senator Tammy Baldwin and President Joe Biden in 2024. Convention attendees attended training sessions and caucuses, and heard from a slate of Democratic leaders including Senator Tammy Baldwin, Governor Evers, and keynote speaker Senator Amy Klobuchar.
Read more coverage of Wisconsin Democrats working hard for Wisconsin:
WPR: “The convention, held in Green Bay, looked ahead more than a year to feature Baldwin’s race and highlight the key role Wisconsin is expected to play in the reelection campaign of Democratic President Joe Biden. Gov. Tony Evers spoke, boasting that after his own reelection in November, some people call him ‘two-term Tony.’ And Baldwin spoke about Democrats’ work passing a landmark bill to lower the cost of prescription drugs to seniors and a bipartisan bill she spearheaded that codified gay marriage into law.”
WLUK: “President Joe Biden’s run for reelection was among the topics discussed. ‘Joe Biden is the best candidate, his track record is really remarkable and the truth is he hasn’t gotten the credit he deserves but there has been historic legislation passed in his presidency including the inflation reduction act,’ says Attorney General Josh Kaul.”
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “‘I just am so proud of what we have been able to do as Democrats,’ Moore said. ‘We replaced Scott Walker with the best governor ever, Tony Evers. We reelected Tony Evers. We defeated Donald Trump with Joe Biden. We’ve got the ‘Big Mo’ going for us, and we are going to reelect Joe Biden.’…However, Baldwin said, she is ‘as hopeful for our party, for our state and for our country as I have ever been’ — in part as a result of Protasiewicz’s victory — ‘because in Wisconsin, we Democrats know how to win.’”
WKOW: “Ben Wikler, the party’s chair, said Democrats in Wisconsin would like to see this momentum continue in 2024. He said the goal is to make sure Wisconsin is a place children have equal opportunities to learn, women have reproductive freedom and everyone is celebrated for who they are. ‘The fight for freedom for the entire country rests on what happens in our one state,’ Wikler said. ‘So, this is a moment to celebrate, and it’s also a moment to look each other in the eye, to look ourselves in the mirror, and to tell ourselves that we are up for this task.’”
Wisconsin State Journal: “‘Even though the wind is blowing in our direction, every Democrat at this convention is determined to take nothing for granted,’ Wikler told reporters in Green Bay. ‘We’re planned for a 1 percentage point margin election and will do everything we can to make sure the ball gets over the line.’”