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Watch: Sen. Kennedy visits Madison during the 1960 campaign

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MADISON (WKOW) -- This year, Wisconsin is shaping up to be a major battle ground in the 2020 presidential election.

President Trump visited Milwaukee for a rally on Tuesday, and Democrats are likely to be frequent visitors ahead of the April primary.

But this isn't the first time high profile candidates for president have criss-crossed the state.

In 1959, then Sen. John F. Kennedy stopped in Madison on a campaign swing on Sept. 24.

Video from the 27 News archives show Kennedy talking about a visit by Premier Nikita Khrushchev of the Soviet Union in a speech before the Madison Press Club.

Video also shows John and Jackie Kennedy arriving at the airport and visiting the newly opened campaign headquarters on the square in downtown Madison.

That video is followed by a Rep. Bob Kastenmeier addressing the staff of the Capital Times, probably in support of JFK candidacy.

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