How the Democrats lost Wisconsin’s dairy farmers and why their discontent in 2020 could cost Trump the presidency.
Having the Democratic National Convention in Wisconsin was supposed to be a way for the Democrats to atone for 2016. Hillary Clinton was the first presidential candidate from either party to not campaign in the state since Richard Nixon in 1972.
Wisconsin flipped from blue to red in the last presidential election as rural voters voiced their disaffection with the Democratic Party and supported Donald Trump for president. Now, four years later, the Democrats are hoping they can use Trump’s record in office to win them back.
Guest: Dan Kaufman is Contributing Writer at The New Yorker and author of The Fall of Wisconsin
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Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Jayson De Leon, and Danielle Hewitt. Help from Daniel Avis.