Get out the vote.

   That’s how former Jessica King plans to defeat two-term Rep. Glenn Grothman so she can represent Wisconsin’s sixth congressional district, which includes Ripon.

   The attorney, former state senator and vice mayor of Oshkosh spoke to about 35 people gathered last week Saturday in the basement of Green Lake’s Caestecker Public Library.

   King knows that beating Grothman is a tall order for a congressional district that hasn’t elected a Democrat since John Race won a single term in 1964.

   Since 1966, Republicans named Steiger, Petri and Grothman have had a lockhold on the district.

   “Yes, it’s an uphill climb,” King said during the meeting of Dems & Friends of Green Lake County. “... I have to get new people to vote by inspiring them to go vote. That’s the task.”

   It’s doable, she said, because in 2018 in Winnebago County alone, where she lives, more than 4,000 people who voted for Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, didn’t vote for Democrats in other races.

Read the full story in the Nov. 7, 2019 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.