Tammy Baldwin, Kamala Harris encourage supporters to keep fighting in tough election

California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris joined Sen. Tammy Baldwin in Madison on Saturday to encourage young professionals to rally around Baldwin as she faces a tough bid to keep her U.S. Senate seat this fall.

A lively crowd of about 100 people attended the event at Bos Meadery on East Washington Avenue.

Harris said she is campaigning with Baldwin across Wisconsin Saturday to ensure she is re-elected and said Baldwin’s Democratic leadership in the U.S. Senate benefits the 40 million Californians she represents.

“We need her to be re-elected and there are very powerful forces right now, very powerful forces that are trying to take her out,” Harris said. “We have got to put everything we have into making sure she is re-elected…. this will matter, for six years. This election matters.”

Baldwin will face either Republican state Senator Leah Vukmir or Kevin Nicholson in November. She noted that she is the number one target nationally for outside spending from conservative groups looking to defeat her.

“I’m not afraid to stand up to them. I will always stand up for the people of this state,” Baldwin said. “Washington is a mess, cable shout-fests we wake up to in the morning, we wonder what the president has tweeted in the wee hours. We see a lot of noise and dysfunction. When Washington is not working, that means it’s not working for for you.”

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