pcloudy.png
Tuesday May 18th, 2021 6:40PM

Kamala Harris, Mike Pence to both be in Wisconsin on Monday

By The Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris is scheduled to make her first campaign appearance in battleground Wisconsin on Labor Day in Milwaukee, while Vice President Mike Pence was headed to western Wisconsin.

The dual appearances by Pence and Harris come just days after President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden were in Kenosha two days apart. Wisconsin is one of a few swing states that Trump won by less than a percentage point in 2016.

Pence plans to visit Dairyland Power Cooperative and deliver remarks. The Biden campaign did not immediately release details Friday about the visit from Harris, a U.S. senator from California.

Pence was last in Wisconsin on Aug. 19 when he toured Tanckcraft in Darien. That visit corresponded with the Democratic National Convention.

Prior to Biden's visit, he hadn't campaigned in Wisconsin since October 2018.

It will be Harris' first time out on the traditional campaign trail since joining the ticket. She's been sticking to digital fundraisers and organizing events. She traveled to Delaware after Biden selected her as his running mate and during the Democratic National Convention, but she's otherwise remained in Washington.

Milwaukee, where she'll visit, is less than an hour north of Kenosha, where protests have erupted over the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Harris, the first Black woman on a major party's presidential ticket and a former prosecutor, has called his shooting evidence of two different systems of justice in America.

Asked Friday about why Harris hasn’t yet done in-person campaign events, Biden said the two are trying to cover as much territory as they can rather than campaigning together. Harris has been doing virtual events.

“She’s out herself," Biden said. “She is an incredibly competent candidate. She is doing a great job. There will be times when we can get with her, there’s a lot of territory to cover."

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Online Headlines - Washington, AP Elections, General Election News, General Presidential Election News, AP Elections - Political Conventions, AP Elections - Campaigns
© Copyright 2021 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Pandemic politicking: Democrats at laptops. GOP at your door
Democrats are betting they can reach more voters without stepping outside while Republicans say political organizing in groups and face to face remains the better way, as both sides cope with reaching out to voters in the age of COVID-19
3:23PM ( 7 minutes ago )
Kamala Harris, Mike Pence to both be in Wisconsin on Monday
Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris is scheduled to make her first campaign appearance in battleground Wisconsin on Labor Day in Milwaukee, while Vice President Mike Pence was headed to western Wisconsin
3:22PM ( 8 minutes ago )
Biden confirms virus test, says he'll be tested regularly
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is confirming that he’s been tested at least once for the COVID-19 virus and promises he will be tested regularly during his campaign against President Donald Trump
3:07PM ( 23 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
In Barr, Trump has powerful ally for challenging mail voting
As President Donald Trump sows doubt about the legitimacy of the 2020 election, he’s found a powerful partner in that effort in Attorney General William Barr
2:30PM ( 1 hour ago )
Biden slams Trump over alleged comments mocking US war dead
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has declared President Donald Trump “unfit” for the presidency, delivering an impassioned reaction to a report that Trump _ who never served in uniform _ allegedly mocked American war dead
2:18PM ( 1 hour ago )
Groups ask for restraining order to stop census wind-down
A day after the U.S. Census Bureau said that it has already taken steps to wind down operations for the 2020 census, a coalition of cities and civil rights groups is trying to stop the statistical agency in its tracks
2:13PM ( 1 hour ago )
AP Online Headlines - Washington
Belarus' opposition challenger urges UN action amid protests
Hundreds of students, information technology workers and others are rallying again in Belarus’ capital to protest the disputed reelection of President Alexander Lukashenko
1:14PM ( 2 hours ago )
Students, IT workers keep pressure on defiant Belarus leader
Hundreds of demonstrators have rallied again in Belarus’ capital to protest the disputed reelection of the nation’s authoritarian president, while police dispersed university students attempting to show solidarity with peers who were detained earlier in the week
9:16AM ( 6 hours ago )
Is France really growing more 'savage'? Word stirs trouble
The subject is serious: violence in French society
2:19AM ( 13 hours ago )
AP Elections
Trump, allies beating path to battleground Pennsylvania
President Donald and his campaign are feeling new optimism about Pennsylvania with just two months to go before Election Day
7:13PM ( 20 hours ago )
Trump suggests polling place double-check for mail-in voters
Election experts are taking issue with President Donald Trump's suggestion that people who vote early by mail should vote again at their polling place if their ballot hasn't been counted
7:01PM ( 20 hours ago )
Biden, in Kenosha, hails fight for racial progress
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told residents in Kenosha, Wisconsin, that the police and protest violence their city has experienced in recent weeks can be part of an awakening that helps the United States finally confront centuries of systemic racism and social discord
4:54PM ( 22 hours ago )
General Election News
Noem featured in South Dakota tourism ad airing on Fox News
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem got some extra air time on Fox News last week during the Republican National Convention, after the state ran a $819,000 taxpayer-funded ad promoting tourism
6:01PM ( 21 hours ago )
Leaders of Kosovo, Serbia at White House for economic talks
The U.S. has completed the first of two days of talks aimed at normalizing economic relations between Serbia and Kosovo where tensions remain high over thorny political issues
5:48PM ( 21 hours ago )
Facebook curbs political ads - for 7 days before US election
With just two months until the U_S_ election, Facebook says it is taking additional steps to encourage voting, minimize misinformation and reduce the likelihood of post-election “civil unrest.”
2:00PM ( 1 day ago )
General Presidential Election News
In Kenosha, Biden to test his promise to unify the nation
Joe Biden’s core pitch for the presidency faces its most intense test yet when he travels to Kenosha, Wisconsin
8:27AM ( 1 day ago )
Fox, C-SPAN, NBC moderators for upcoming Trump-Biden debates
Representatives from Fox News, C-SPAN and NBC will moderate the upcoming debates between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden
5:29PM ( 1 day ago )
Biden calls for charges for violent citizens and police
Joe Biden is hammering President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak ahead of a planned trip to Wisconsin, a pivotal swing state that’s become a focal point for political debate over protest-related violence, police treatment of people of color and the actions of vigilante militias
2:12PM ( 2 days ago )
AP Elections - Political Conventions
Experts: Cohen may profit from criminal exploits in tell-all
Legal experts say so-called Son of Sam laws won't prevent former Donald Trump attorney Michael Cohen from cashing in on his criminal exploits in a new memoir
1:06AM ( 1 day ago )
Biden: Trump ignores pandemic, stokes unrest, solves neither
Joe Biden is calling the struggle to reopen U.S. schools amid the coronavirus a “national emergency” and accusing President Donald Trump of ignoring the issue as he stokes unrest in Wisconsin and elsewhere
8:47PM ( 1 day ago )
The Latest: Biden to see Blake family in visit to Kenosha
Joe Biden plans to meet with family members of Jacob Blake, the Black man from Wisconsin who was shot by police on Aug. 23
5:34PM ( 1 day ago )
AP Elections - Campaigns
Pandemic politicking: Democrats at laptops. GOP at your door
Democrats are betting they can reach more voters without stepping outside while Republicans say political organizing in groups and face to face remains the better way, as both sides cope with reaching out to voters in the age of COVID-19
3:23PM ( 7 minutes ago )
Biden confirms virus test, says he'll be tested regularly
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is confirming that he’s been tested at least once for the COVID-19 virus and promises he will be tested regularly during his campaign against President Donald Trump
3:07PM ( 24 minutes ago )
Blake's father says paralyzed son optimistic after shooting
The father of Jacob Blake says his “happy-go-lucky” son is optimistic for his future, although he remains paralyzed from the waist down after being shot seven times by a Kenosha, Wisconsin, police officer
2:50PM ( 40 minutes ago )
Serbia, Kosovo normalize economic ties, gesture to Israel
President Donald Trump has announced that Serbia and Kosovo have normalized economic ties as part of U.S.-brokered talks
2:50PM ( 41 minutes ago )
Survivor search grips a grieving Beirut a month after blast
People across Lebanon observed a moment of silence to mark one month since the explosion that devastated large parts of Beirut
2:48PM ( 42 minutes ago )