National Democratic group targets Wisconsin legislative races

July 13, 2018

Two Wisconsin Senate seats are on a national Democratic group’s list of state legislative seats it aims to flip in the November election.

The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee on Friday identified 17 legislative seats it will target in eight states to flip the chambers to Democratic control. A release from the committee says it will invest $6 million in the national effort.

The target list include state Senate District 17 in southwest Wisconsin, now held by Sen. Howard Marklein, R-Spring Green, and District 19, held by Sen. Roger Roth, R-Appleton.

The Democrat opposing Marklein in November is Kriss Marion, a Blanchardville farmer and Lafayette County supervisor.

Roth’s Democratic opponent will be determined in the Aug. 14 primary. The candidates are Lee Snodgrass, chairwoman of the Outagamie County Democrats, and Outagamie County Supervisor Dan Grady, both of Appleton.