Agard encouraging Dems to boost outreach in GOP districts

Wisconsin State Senator Melissa Agard speaks at a press conference regarding abortion rights outside of the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022.
Wisconsin State Senator Melissa Agard speaks at a press conference regarding abortion rights outside of the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022.

Melissa Agard says there's a simple key for Senate Dems to begin to climb out of the minority: show up.

Agard, selected minority leader by her colleagues last month after the November elections, noted Dems have been talking for a decade about district lines that aren't representative of the state's purple hue, are arbitrary and "wrong."

But staying in their safe districts -- most of them anchored by urban areas -- isn't going to change that, she said. Following the November elections, the northernmost member of the Senate Dem caucus is Jeff Smith, of Brunswick. That leaves the entire no...

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