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Friday, June 03, 2016

 10:34 PM 

'Pretty damn fired-up' Perez rallies crowd

Keynote speaker U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez continued the night's theme of pounding on Donald Trump, calling the presumptive GOP nominee a "trainwreck."

Perez talked about the damage he said Trump would do to the country if elected and hit the businessman for not paying taxes and not being truthful with voters.

"Donald Trump was born on third base," he said, "and he wants voters to think he hit a triple."

Perez said he's proud of both Dem presidential candidates and either would be a far better option than Trump.

"Make no mistake about it," Perez said, "2016 is a fight for the very soul of America."

President Obama, he said, has made incredible progress from what he inherited when he took office. For instance, Perez said, in 2009, it was the "worst economic mess of our lifetime," but there have been 75 consecutive months of private-sector job growth.

"All that progress has been despite, and not in partnership with, Republicans," he said.

Still, Perez said, there is more to do.And among those capable of continuing that work are the members of Wisconsin's Dem delegation to the House and Senate, he said, naming several of them as well as candidates Russ Feingold and Tom Nelson.

"Your Democratic delegation to Washington is kick-ass," Perez said to loud cheers from the crowd.

-- By Chris Thompson



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