Wisconsin Democrats are gearing up for their trip to the national convention.
The convention opens Monday in Denver, and Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chairman Joe Wineke says the Badger State will be well represented with 108 alternates and delegates in attendance
Wineke says there's plenty of excitement about the event. It's not just about presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama, but also the party's chances to win back the White House after eight years of Republican control. Wineke says interest in the convention has been very high, with many non-delegates trying to get a spot with Wisconsin.
The state will also be represented at the podium during the convention. Governor Jim Doyle and Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin are both scheduled to take the state on Tuesday. Doyle is expected to speak about growing the national economy and creating more jobs. Baldwin's speech will focus on improving access to health care.
The convention runs through Thursday.