Wisconsin voters at stake during day three of the DNC

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- For many Wisconsinites, Wednesday was a first look at a national address from the newly minted vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris.

“What we're doing right now is not working, and we are a nation that is grieving. Grieving the loss of life, the loss of jobs, the loss of opportunities, the loss of normalcy,” Harris said.

UWM Political Science Pofessor Mordecai Lee said it was an important night for the Biden/Harris ticket to win the state voters who do not pay attention to politics until election season.

“You only get one chance for a first impression," Lee said. "So the pressure on her is to come across as competent, likable, interesting, trustworthy, all the things that we as Americans would want.”

Gov. Tony Evers carried the Wisconsin torch for the Democrats' push for the White House.

“We were really looking forward to having you here in America’s Dairyland,” Evers said. “This November is about returning kindness, empathy, respect, and civility back to the White House.”

But maybe the biggest Milwaukee news of the day was Mayor Tom Barrett saying he wants to land a full-fledged convention in 2024.

“Four years from now, we’re certainly going to leave the lights on for the Democrats, and certainly, if I can say this to my friends without offending them, for the Republicans as well,” Barrett said.

Thursday will be the last night of the Democratic National Convention. Democratic nominee Joe Biden will speak, as will Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-WI.

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