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WisGOP reacts to vice president’s Wisconsin visit

By: WISCONSIN LAW JOURNAL STAFF//May 17, 2024//

WisGOP Chairman Brian Schimming (left) and Vice President Kamela Harris (right). AP and Staff Photos

WisGOP reacts to vice president’s Wisconsin visit

By: WISCONSIN LAW JOURNAL STAFF//May 17, 2024//

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“Every time Kamala Harris visits Wisconsin, voters are reminded of the failed agenda of the Biden Administration. From higher inflation to lower wages, voters know they cannot afford another four years of Biden and Harris in the White House,” said WisGOP Chairman Brian Schimming on Thursday.

According to the WisGOP, Wisconsin has lost more than 5,000 manufacturing jobs since September 2022. Permanent job losses and temporary layoffs in the United States rose in April.

72% of employers in Wisconsin report having trouble hiring under the Biden Administration, according to WisBusiness. 

Confidence in Wisconsin’s economy has declined among business leaders from 39% to 22% in the last six months, according to a recent survey by the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce. Only 10% described the state of Wisconsin’s economy as strong.

According to the Associated Press, Harris accepted an invitation from CBS News to debate former President Donald Trump’s vice presidential pick this summer, the Biden campaign said Thursday.

Trump is expected to announce a running mate shortly before the Republican National Convention begins in Milwaukee on July 15. Harris’ team told the network she would debate in-studio on Tuesday, July 23, or Tuesday, August 13, and encouraged the Trump campaign to agree to one of the dates for his eventual vice presidential pick, the AP reported.

The announcement comes after President Joe Biden and Trump agreed to two debates this summer to be hosted by CNN on June 27 and ABC on Sept. 10.

The debates are not expected to take place before live audiences — a key demand of the Biden campaign that contributed to its decision to ditch the debates organized by the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates, which had organized every presidential and vice presidential general election debate since 1988, according to the AP.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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