Democrats think they can win northeast Wisconsin’s Eighth Congressional District. Their candidate, Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson, says he’s been able to work with Republicans in the county to get things done.
“Last year we adopted our budget on a vote of 33-to-1,” he told delegates gathered in Green Bay for the annual state Democratic party convention. “Please understand – there are not 33 Democrats on the Outagamie County Board.”
Nelson says he’s even found common ground with the Republican he’s running to succeed – congressman Reid Ribble. “And we continue to agree on a very criticial issue – neither of us will be voting for Donald Trump under any circumstance,” Nelson said.
Ribble, an early and consistent critic of Trump, is retiring at the end of his current term. Nelson will face one of four Republican candidates in November, including state Senator Frank Lasee and former congressional aide Mike Gallagher.