Appleton, Wis. – Grassroots populist and Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson was listed among a group of swing-state Democratic Senate candidates seeking to counter Republican inroads in “factory towns” by standing up to corporate special interests with a “focus on America’s working class.”

The report cited Democratic struggles in manufacturing states like Wisconsin to hold on to working-class voters. Nelson is a former Bernie Sanders delegate who has won six times in a Trump-won county with a record that includes helping to save a century-old paper mill and saving hundreds of good-paying, union jobs.

Via Axios on January 18:

“In Wisconsin, ‘the voters we lost most were in small-town counties anchored by a paper mill or machine tool die company,’ Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson told Axios.

  • Nelson, who’s been endorsed by the Wisconsin Sunrise Movement in his bid for the U.S. Senate, previously teamed up with union leaders and management to keep open an Outagamie County paper mill threatened with closure.

  • He’s now highlighting that effort in his campaign for the Democratic nomination.”

Read the entire report here.

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