Trempealeau County, WI

Located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Trempealeau Rivers, Trempealeau County is a rural county of 29,000 people. Trump swung Trempealeau by 26 points, helping him to become the first Republican to take Wisconsin in 32 years. Arcadia, the county’s largest city of 3,000 residents, has seen an explosion of Latino immigrants in recent years who have arrived to work at a chicken processing plant and at Ashley Furniture’s headquarters.  Latino businesses now line Main Street. Some journalists have portrayed Trump’s victory here as a reaction to these immigrant newcomers. But his victory here might have had as much to do with the leftward direction of the Democratic Party and what its agenda offers rural voters as it did with Trump’s message.

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Republican Treig Pronschinske Trempealeau County Fair
October 9, 2017

The power of political presence

As political campaigns become more virtual and candidates rely more and more on surrogates and media advertising to reach voters, the voters themselves increasingly prize politicians who are willing to give them face time, press the flesh and be present in their communities.

Publication: The Washington Examiner

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Trempealeau County

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Laura Torres
September 27, 2017

Why Abortion Stops Some Hispanics From Supporting Democrats

To most Democrats, abortion is a constitutional right or even, in the words of Hillary Clinton, “the most basic of human rights.” But the Democratic view prevents some Hispanics from supporting the party.

Publication: The Washington Examiner

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Trempealeau County

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Kathleen Vinehout
August 23, 2017

Donald Trump Won By Motivating the ‘I Don’t Give a Damn’ Vote

Sen. Kathleen Vinehout began to explain her quest to find out the truth behind Donald Trump’s astonishing victory in her district in rural western Wisconsin, a district Barack Obama had won handily in 2012.

Publication: The Washington Examiner

COUNTY:
Trempealeau County

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People of Trump's America