Our candidate: First endorsed by JStreetPAC in 2010, Senator Tammy Baldwin is a strong pro-Israel and pro-peace candidate. Baldwin supported the JCPOA and has been an advocate for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She made history as the first openly gay woman elected to Congress, representing Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District from 1998 to 2012. Baldwin is certain to face a competitive race, with Wisconsin considered one of the most competitive Senate races in 2018. The state went for President Trump in 2016, the first time a Republican Presidential candidate had won there in 30 years. Senator Baldwin will face State Senator Leah Vukmir in the November election.
The district: Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district (WI-01) is in the southeastern corner of the state and has been represented by Speaker Paul Ryan since 1999. With Paul Ryan retiring, this seat will be in play in 2018.
Our candidate: Randy Bryce broke onto the national scene with a viral campaign video in June 2017, highlighting his background as an ironworker and veteran. He currently serves as President of the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce board of directors, and as Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin Veterans Caucus.
The district: This central Wisconsin district has been a stronghold for Republicans who have held the seat since 1964. Incumbent Glenn Grothman hasn’t faced a serious challenger since his election in 2014, and he cruised to victory in 2016 defeating an underfunded Democratic opponent by 20 points.
Our candidate: Dan Kohl is a third-generation Wisconsinite with a background in business who was one of the founding members of J Street. Prior to Joining J Street as its first Vice President of Political Affairs, Kohl worked for the Milwaukee Bucks in a variety of capacities, ultimately serving as the organization’s Assistant General Manager. Kohl’s impressive campaign has put this previously safe district into play.