Editor's note on March 12:
Unfortunately, we have decided to cancel this event in order to limit the potential spread of the coronavirus. Opinion editor Jessie Opoien is in contact with both speakers, however, and we hope that they will be able to make appearances sometime soon on her Wedge Issues podcast to talk about upcoming votes in Wisconsin.
Four years ago, Bernie Sanders won the Wisconsin Democratic presidential primary with 57% of the vote over eventual nominee Hillary Clinton. Sanders is back again this year and leading in most recent polls. Will he repeat? Either way, what will the result mean for both the Democratic nomination and the outcome of the election in November, given that Wisconsin is seen as a crucial swing state?
The Cap Times has brought together some outstanding sources to discuss those questions with opinion editor Jessie Opoien: Washington Post political reporter David Weigel and UW-Madison political science professor Barry Burden. He is the director of the university’s Elections Research Center, which is conducting polling this year in the battleground states of Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
This Cap Times Talk is free and will run 7-8 p.m. at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive on Friday, April 3, just four days before the Wisconsin vote. Cap Times members will have preferred seating at the front of the room. For more information about membership, visit here.
If you can’t make it, the discussion will be recorded and made available as part of Opoien’s Wedge Issues podcast.
Hope to see you there!
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