Tammy Baldwin lays out campaign themes in speech to state Democrats

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin is ready for a re-election fight.

Vowing to battle special interests and work for Wisconsinites, Baldwin laid out some of  the broad themes of her campaign during a speech Saturday night at the Democratic Party Founders Day dinner in Milwaukee.

“Across the state, we have seen how special interests work to line their own pockets and have Wisconsin working families foot the bill,” Baldwin said. “Well, they can’t keep on undermining the American Dream.”

In a state President Donald Trump won in 2016, Baldwin faces a tough re-election. State Sen. Leah Vukmir of Brookfield and Delafield businessman Kevin Nicholson are competing for the Republican Party nomination to take on Baldwin in November.

Outside money has already poured into the race. The political network financed by billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch has spent more than $5 million taking on Baldwin. Groups backed by Richard Uihlein, a Lake Forest, Ill., businessman who co-owns Pleasant Prairie-based Uline Corp., have put more than $4 million into the race. Uihlein supports Nicholson.

Read more at Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.