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Friday, June 11, 2010

 9:32 AM 

DNC's Kaine to WPR: Tough campaign battles ahead for party

Wisconsin Public Radio interviewed Tim Kaine, chair of the Democratic National Committee, in advance of his keynote speech tonight at the state Democratic convention.

Here's an excerpt:
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine says Wisconsin Democrats will have a tough fight on their hands this November. But, he says it's one they can win on every front.

Kaine will be the keynote speaker Friday night at the state Democratic Convention in Middleton. He comes at a time when the party is in charge of Congress, the White House, and in Wisconsin both U.S. Senate seats, most Congressional seats, the governor's office and the state legislature.

That’s a lot of ground to defend. And Kaine concedes that historically, mid-term elections are tough on the party in charge. That’s why he's telling Democrats that they need to go into November with the assumption that they have an uphill battle.

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