Politics in Wisconsin is always intense but one Senate race is Milwaukee is a true David and Goliath-type of battle.

There’s a lot on the line for the residents of Senate district 4, which covers a vast span of the Northwest side of Milwaukee, portions of Shorewood and Glendale.

The Shepherd Express reports:

Ever since the Republicans gerrymandered the state Legislature in 2011, there are very few true swing districts in which a Democrat and Republican can actually compete. As a result, the real competition is in the partisan primaries, which will be held on Aug. 9. That’s true of the Milwaukee-area primary races, which are far more numerous and lively than the legislative races in our area on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.

Democratic voters in Senate District 4—which encompasses the Northwest Side of Milwaukee, as well as Shorewood, Glendale and a slice of Wauwatosa—have a highly competitive Democratic primary on Aug. 9. Longtime Sen. Lena Taylor is being challenged by state Rep. Mandela Barnes, who is vacating his Assembly District 11 seat, which encompasses portions of the North Side of Milwaukee and Glendale, to run for Senate. Both candidates spoke to the Shepherd Express about their campaigns.

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