Ripon College senior Lauren Hince visits with congressional candidate Dan Kohl after he spoke to Ripon College Democrats.
Ripon College senior Lauren Hince visits with congressional candidate Dan Kohl after he spoke to Ripon College Democrats.

Rep. Glenn Grothman, R-Glenbeulah, won his congressional seat in 2014 by trouncing Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris by 16 points.

Two years later, the incumbent beat that margin, earning re-election over Democrat Sarah Lloyd by 20 points.

To say Wisconsin’s Sixth District, which includes Ripon, leans Republican is an understatement. It has only elected a Democrat congressman twice in the past 100 years.

So why does Democrat Dan Kohl think he can beat the two-term Republican congressman?

“We’re running in 2018, first of all,” said Kohl, a former non-profit and business executive and nephew of former U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl.

Kohl was in Ripon last week Tuesday to visit with about 10 student members of Ripon College Democrats at Bovay’s Study Bar & Mercantile.

Read the full story in the Nov. 30, 2017 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.