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 Friday May 25, 2012 11:46 am|
|By: Jon Walker Thursday May 24, 2012 10:20 am|
Two new polls out today confirm Scott Walker leads Democrat Tom Barrett in their rematch.
|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 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: Jon Walker Tuesday May 8, 2012 1:05 pm|
Today has turned into a remarkably eventful May 8th primary. Significant contested elections are currently taking place in Indiana, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. Key contests to watch are Sen. Dick Lugar’s primary in Indiana, North Carolina’s anti-gay Amendment One, and the Wisconsin Democratic primary to determine who will oppose Scott Walker in his recall election.
|By: David Dayen Monday April 16, 2012 2:10 pm|
The new Public Policy Polling survey of Wisconsin shows that Scott Walker has regained leads in his recall election against all challengers, pinning right at the magic 50% mark. He leads Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett 50-45, and former Dane County executive Kathleen Falk 50-43, with larger leads against the lesser two candidates in the Democratic primary.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday April 11, 2012 7:17 pm|
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett’s first ad of the gubernatorial recall election in Wisconsin begins by asking the question, “isn’t it time to end the civil war in Wisconsin?” He was referring to Scott Walker and the war on public employees, but he could be referring to the battle among Democrats over the next month, since unions have endorsed Kathleen Falk instead.