The 2018 election presents a pivotal challenge for Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Tammy Baldwin. How will Wisconsin’s top incumbents fare in the first midterm election since Donald Trump won the White House?

The election year preview–brought to you by the Wisconsin Counties Association–assembles some of Wisconsin’s foremost political experts to lay out the challenges and advantages for Walker, Baldwin, and all of the candidates from across the political spectrum who will be navigating the 2018 ballot.

The event will take place Thursday, April 12, at 5:30 p.m. at Madison’s Concourse Hotel, conveniently located just off of Capitol Square with nearby parking.

The program, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., features:

– Platform Communications’ Keith Gilkes, a top consultant to conservative candidates and corporate clients alike, and longtime adviser to Governor Walker.

– Tanya Bjork, a top consultant to Democratic campaigns and groups both at the national and state level, and senior adviser to both the Obama and Clinton campaigns.

– Professor Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette University Law School poll.


Individual Cost: $45 per person. Appetizers included, Cash bar.

Group Cost: $400 per table (10 seats) with two bottles of wine per table.

Click here to pay and register (put “4/12” in the “Invoice Number / Event Name”section):

Location: Concourse Hotel, 1 W. Dayton St., Madison, WI 53703

Phone: (608) 257-6000

Parking: On street or in nearby Concourse, city of Madison garages.

See map and directions:

With any questions about this event, please contact Colin D. Schmies at or 608-206-0476.

Event sponsors: Wisconsin Counties Association (title sponsor) and Charter Communications

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