Wisconsin Democrats make pitches to defeat Senate's Johnson

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Posted at 1:08 PM, Jun 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-06 14:08:17-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A crowded field of Democratic candidates that includes political newcomers, current office holders, a doctor, and the son of a billionaire is making their pitches for why they're the best pick to take out Republican Sen. Ron Johnson in 2022.

Each of the five announced candidates, and a sixth who is poised to get in the race, addressed the virtual Wisconsin Democratic Convention on Sunday.

For several of the lesser-known candidates, it marked their first chance to make their case before an audience of party activists who are most likely to be voting in the August 2022 primary.

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