5-15-19 2020 election

The economy already is at the center of the 2020 fight for president, particularly in Midwestern states that supported Donald Trump in 2016 and that Democrats are determined to recapture next year.  But Democrats’ challenge may be especially difficult in Wisconsin, a toss-up state that has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country.  Trump boasted of the job numbers during a rally in Green Bay last month, also noting the U.S. economy’s better-than-expected 3.2% growth in the first quarter. Nationally, unemployment is at 3.6% — a 50-year low. Wisconsin’s is 2.9%.  Rohn Bishop is the chairman of the Republican Party of Fond du Lac County.   “We do want to hammer home the message that the economy is booming,”  Bishop told
WFDL news.  “People can give president Obama some credit.  I’m not going to say the economy was not improving under Barack Obama.  I would argue that when Donald Trump and Paul Ryan came in with the tax cuts and reforming the tax code that the economy took off like a rocket.”  Democrats insist that Wisconsin families should still be aggrieved: that they should be seeing more of the economy’s benefits, but wealthy people and corporations are taking too much.