MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin takes the big stage Thursday at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.
A week after Wisconsin Republicans got a lot of attention on the national stage, Baldwin’s party tries to get some attention.
The Madison congresswoman will give a prime-time speech this week on the same night her party’s leader, President Obama, will speak.
Baldwin is opposing former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson in the race for the Senate seat now held by the retiring Herb Kohl.
Baldwin says she will try to draw a line between the vision expressed by vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan and the vision she holds. She describes that as emphasizing fairness and hard work over influence and wealth.
Democrats see Baldwin’s race for the Senate as one of the most important in the country.