HAGER CITY, WI – The Cook Political Report released updated ratings this morning on 7 U.S. House races, including Wisconsin’s 3rd District.


The race for Ron Kind’s seat has moved from “Likely D” to “Lean D,” a significant shift when the incumbent has been in office for more than 20 years.


This shift is further evidence of the enthusiasm behind Derrick as this race nears Election Day. Derrick has earned the support of national leaders like the President and Vice President, prominent Wisconsin elected officials, and enthusiastic residents of the 3rd District.


Derrick’s campaign is giving Ron Kind the toughest challenge he’s had in more than 20 years in office, and observers like the Cook Political Report are taking note. That’s why groups like the Congressional Leadership Fund are supporting Derrick in this key 2020 race.


See below for analysis from the Cook Political Report:


In 2016, Donald Trump carried this traditionally blue western Wisconsin district by 5 points – shocking even Republicans, who didn’t bother fielding a nominee against Kind. This year, GOP retired Navy SEAL Derrick Van Orden raised more money by June than the 2018 GOP nominee spent all cycle and private polling is close enough that last week, the GOP-aligned Congressional Leadership Fund jumped in….

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