Wisconsin Playing Important Role In Presidential Election

Final preparations were underway Tuesday morning inside the Riverside Theater ahead of CNN’s GOP Town Hall Meeting with all 3 Republican Presidential Candidates.

Candidates from both parties are in the Badger state this week.

Political experts say the town hall is just one example of how important Wisconsin’s role is in the election.

Typically the Badger State is a swing state during the general election and that's still the case.

But what is different this year is the states primary. There is currently no presumptive nominee from either party. Usually there is some indication at who the nominees will be after Super Tuesday in early to mid-March. That's not the case this year.

Because of that, Asst. Professor Paul Nolette of Marquette University says it could be part of the reason we are seeing so much focus this week in Wisconsin.

"Certainly when you have that sort of attention on a state and candidates pouring into the state,and  people have an opportunity to hear these candidates first hand and go to events, I think that's a positive thing. It can get people excited, even more excited about the election coming up. And really get people out there and get people involved," Nolette explained.

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