Wisconsin Democrats assess what went wrong, look ahead

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Democrats reeling from historic losses in Tuesday’s election are grappling with how to bounce back.

Democratic strategists, office holders and party leaders say they need to do a better job articulating their vision, particularly to working and middle-class workers who used to be reliably on their side but no longer are.

Congressman Mark Pocan says Democrats should never have lost the economic argument to those voters. And, he says, Donald Trump’s win shows that voters are “tired of the same old style.”

Democrats need to recover quickly. In 2018, they will be defending a U.S. Senate seat held by Tammy Baldwin and trying to win a governor’s race. Republican Gov. Scott Walker has not said whether he will seek re-election.

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