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Wisconsin Republicans start voter registration drive

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - For the first time in over a decade, the Wisconsin Republican Party is kicking off a statewide voter registration drive.

Party officials said Monday that hundreds of volunteers are signing people up across the Badger State. S

tate GOP director Joe Fadness said it’s time to get back to quote, “neighbor-to-neighbor contact.” He said it’s part of the GOP’s plan to build what he called “strong, community-centric organizations.”

The head of the national party, Wisconsin’s Reince Priebus, recently said the party has been losing touch with certain segments of voters – and they need to reconnect if they’re going to win national elections in the future.

The state party has opened eight field offices to get ready for next year’s gubernatorial and congressional contests, in which Governor Scott Walker will be at the top of the ticket.

The GOP has not won a presidential contest since 2004, and Wisconsin has not carried a Republican for the White House since 1984.