Dems hope to put Crawford County back in the blue column after Trump’s 2016 win

Crawford County in Wisconsin’s Driftless Area has typically been a blue stalwart of southwestern Wisconsin. According to Olson Feed Service proprietor Tammy Olson, of Seneca, even conservative-leaning local candidates have run as Democrats because there was no hope of the area electing a Republican. But as farm crises and big agriculture have made themselves felt in the area, that trend has begun to shift.

COVID-19, farm crisis among issues in Adams County as November election nears

Adams County, a historic Democratic stronghold with a 15 percent poverty rate (against the state’s overall 10 percent poverty rate), backed President Trump by a margin of 21 percent. Out of the county’s 10,130 votes in 2016, 5,966 went to Trump and only 3,745 went to Hillary Clinton. Until then, Democrats have carried the county with wide margins in every presidential election from 1984 on — coming after Adams had backed Ronald Reagan twice in a row.