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Democrats open La Crosse campaign HQ

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – With Election Day less than six months away, Wisconsin democrats kicked off grassroots campaign efforts in La Crosse Monday night.

The La Crosse County Democratic Party opened its campaign headquarters downtown at 126 5th Avenue S.

Among those in attendance, candidates for attorney general and lieutenant governor.

State Sen. John Lehman, (D) 21st District, has his name on the ballot for lieutenant governor.

He spoke with News 19 Monday about his opinion of the voter ID law that just last month was deemed unconstitutional after a federal judge ruled the law imposed an unfair burden on poor and minority voters.

“We'd like to see more opportunities for people to vote,” Lehman said. “We believe that a democracy is a place where you encourage people to vote rather than discouraging people – creating long lines, especially in those urban areas.”

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has filed an official appeal of that ruling, claiming the law would lessen voter fraud.

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