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Capitol Notes: How Much Fervor Will A Scaled-Back DNC In Milwaukee Create For Joe Biden?

Marti Mikkelson and JR Ross discuss the week in politics in "Capitol Notes."

Monday marks the start of the long-awaited Democratic National Convention. The four-day event when it was announced a year ago was originally going to take place in Milwaukee, dropping $200 million into the regional economy and attracting 50,000 visitors. But now, it’s mostly virtual because of the coronavirus pandemic. Joe Biden will accept his party’s nomination from his home state, Delaware. Most other speeches will occur in other places, too, although a few will be broadcast from Milwaukee.

In this week’s Capitol Notes conversation, WUWM’s Marti Mikkelson asks JR Ross of, whether the scaled-back convention will generate enthusiasm for Biden in this important swing state.

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Marti, a Waukesha native, joined the WUWM news team in February of 1999. She is also host of WUWM's weekly political podcast, Capitol Notes.