“Republican Governor Scott Walker widened his lead over Democrat Tom Barrett to 7 percentage points in a new poll.”
It’s less than a week. Walker at 52. Barrett is at 45. Wall Street Journal: “Wisconsin Unions See Ranks Drop Ahead of Recall Vote — Public-employee unions in Wisconsin have experienced a dramatic drop in membership — by more than half for the second-biggest union — since a law championed by Republican Gov. Scott Walker sharply curtailed their ability to bargain over wages and working conditions.”
This Wisconsin recall election, the Democrats, this is their election. They demanded this. It’s a recall. They started it. They wanted it. It was gonna be a proving ground. It was where they were gonna demonstrate the power of unions, public-sector employees. They were gonna get rid of a Republican governor and his ideas, and the exact worst-case scenario is happening.
The Democrat National Committee has pulled all money out. They are conceding already. The big risk in Wisconsin, I’ll tell you what it is. The big risk in Wisconsin is that Walker voters get a sense of complacency, think this is over, and don’t show up. That’s the biggest risk right now, and that’s what the largest concern is. But this election that the Democrats demanded, this has considerable ramifications for organized labor.”
— Rush Limbaugh
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