STEVENS POINT - UW-Stevens Point Political Science Professor John Blakeman expects the badger state's ten delegates to be fought over aggressively.
"In 2016, there was less than a one percent difference between Clinton and Trump," said Blakeman. "So both political parties know Wisconsin is very much in play."
Both the President and Vice President have made recent stops to Wisconsin.
Democratic candidates are elsewhere seeking early-state primary wins, but Blakeman expects them to start coming soon - though not necessarily to Northern Wisconsin.
"It looks like the 7th congressional district has really trended Republican with its 2016 vote for Trump so I would expect Democratic candidates to focus more in the population centers in Milwaukee and Dane County," said Blakeman.
Bernie Sanders won the 2016 presidential primary against Hilary Clinton. Blakeman predicts the same will happen in 2020, unless Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar makes a strong push.
Blakeman added Sanders is best poised to get a majority of the delegates and secure the nomination, but a split convention is also possible.
"Worst case for the Democrats is there is no delegate majority, Bernie has the most going into the convention," said Blakeman. "Then the candidates will really have to fight it out."