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AFP Targets Democratic State Legislators In 2020 Races

Lawmakers Shilling, Vining, Schachtner Are Targets During Next Election Cycle

Wisconsin capitol building dome
The dome of the Wisconsin state Capitol building in Madison. Alan Levine (CC BY)

Conservative group Americans for Prosperity Wisconsin is setting its sights on three Democratic legislators in 2020.

The Wisconsin State Journal reported the group is going after state Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling, state Rep. Robyn Vining and state Sen. Patty Schachtner.

Shilling won re-election in 2016 by about 50 votes. Vining won her seat by less than 140 votes in 2018.

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Schachtner won an open seat that has trended Republican in early 2018. The win signaled a tough November for Republicans.

AFP plans to leave door hangers on all three lawmakers’ districts criticizing them for opposing an income tax cut Republicans inserted in the state budget. Democratic Gov. Tony Evers ultimately vetoed the cut.

AFP also plans to support Republican lawmakers who voted for the budget. No Democrats voted for the spending plan.