Wisconsin Democrats look to rebound at convention

Goal: refocus efforts of Obama's re-election

Wisconsin Democrats will try to rebound from this week’s recall losses when they meet for their annual convention this weekend in Appleton.

The state Democratic Party is holding its convention Friday and Saturday. The meeting comes a few days after Democrats failed to unseat Gov. Scott Walker and three other Republicans in recall elections. They look to have won a fourth Senate seat, and are expected to take control of the State Senate.

Their goal now is to refocus on President Barack Obama’s re-election bid and U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin’s U.S. Senate run.

Friday’s guest speakers include Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Florida congresswoman who chairs the Democratic National Committee. Baldwin is also scheduled to speak. She’s running for U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl’s seat.

Kohl is retiring rather than run for a fifth Senate term. He’s expected to give a farewell address Saturday morning.