President Bill Clinton will campaign tomorrow in Milwaukee for Tom Barrett in his recall fight against Scott Walker. Greg Sargent writes that this was a late-game decision that involved heavy lobbying from leaders in the Democratic Party.
|By: David Dayen Thursday May 31, 2012 11:40 am|
|By: David Dayen Wednesday May 30, 2012 12:00 pm|
There has been a split between the public polling and the internal polling in the recall of Scott Walker. As you can naturally expect, internal polling on the Democratic side shows a closer race. And that continues today with a poll from Celinda Lake showing a dead heat between Walker and Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett, which each candidate getting 49% of the vote.
|By: David Dayen Friday May 25, 2012 11:46 am|
Any objective look at the Wisconsin recall right now, with a little over a week to go, would suggest that Scott Walker’s in a good position, and that Tom Barrett and the forces that engineered the recall are in trouble. Walker and his allied outside groups are outspending Barrett and his allies by 3:1 on TV ads, and by who knows how much on mailers and other campaign work. The DNC has solicited funds from their supporters in an email blast, but has yet to put their own money on the line, which has angered labor officials.
|By: David Dayen Monday May 21, 2012 6:30 pm|
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, a conservative paper, endorsed Scott Walker in the June 5 recall election over the weekend, saying that his removal from office “isn’t justified.” The Sentinel spends the rest of the editorial detailing multiple reasons why Walker should be removed, concluding only that he hasn’t committed a crime . . . but what is his legal defense fund for?
|By: David Dayen Friday May 18, 2012 10:20 am|
The powers that be in Wisconsin don’t have much time to get things back on track, and I still don’t see the change in strategy that could bring that about.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday May 16, 2012 4:15 pm|
After some controversy, the Democratic National Committee has agreed to help efforts with the Wisconsin recall. However, this will not include any of the DNC’s war chest of funds, which they are husbanding for the general election, which means outside funding for Walker will simply overwhelm the recall effort.
|By: David Dayen Monday May 14, 2012 11:00 am|
Wisconsin’s Tea-GOP Governor Scott Walker campaigned on bringing 250,000 jobs to Wisconsin over his four-year term. A little over a year into that, as Minzie Chinn’s chart shows, he’s barely put jobs into positive territory. Reaching his 250,000 target would require average job growth equal to the strongest in Wisconsin history. Nonetheless, Walker is doubling down on the number.
|By: David Dayen Friday May 11, 2012 9:20 am|
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, facing a recall election in a little over three weeks, was caught on tape telling a top donor that he has a strategy to turn Wisconsin into a right to work state.
|By: capper Tuesday May 1, 2012 2:45 pm|
So, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is coming to Wisconsin on Tuesday to stump for his old pal, Scott Walker.
An occurrence like this is pure blogger fodder. One could point out how both Christie and Walker are experts at driving jobs out of their respective states as they drive said states into the ground. One could point out the jobs and the revenue they chased out due to their siderodromophobia (fear of trains). One could also talk about how their austerity ideology is really hurting local governments and destroying everyone’s quality of life. Or, in a stretch, one could point out how neither of them seems to be around when their constituents need them the most, like in weather-related disasters.
Heck, one could even bring up the question if Walker’s campaign is violating the law with an illegal raffle.
|By: Phoenix Woman Friday April 27, 2012 7:45 am|
While most of the establishment media folks sleep or are busy demonizing Hilary Rosen for speaking the truth about Ann Romney, Michigan Republicans are destroying democracy in the Wolverine State.