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Capitol Notes: Candidates' Visits Illustrate Wisconsin's Importance In 2020 Election

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

Last week saw historic visits to Wisconsin from President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Both candidates went to Kenosha in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Trump surveyed the damage that happened following looting and burning of businesses, and then held a roundtable with business leaders and law enforcement officials. Then, Biden visited Kenosha two days later and met with the family of Jacob Blake. He also called for the officer who shot Blake to be charged.

Trump supporters and Black Lives Matter activists clashed at a downtown park during Trump’s visit, while Trump delivered a “law and order” message. Biden’s message was aimed at ending institutional racism in our country. In addition, both vice presidential candidates stopped in Wisconsin on Monday. Incumbent Mike Pence was in La Crosse, and challenger Kamala Harris visited Milwaukee.

In this week's Capitol Notes conversation, WUWM's Marti Mikkelson asked JR Ross of what the impact of all these visits will be on Wisconsin voters.

Marti was a reporter with WUWM from 1999 to 2021.