While the recall election is over, Wisconsites won't get a break from politics and elections. In the U.S. Senate race to replace retiring Democrat Herb Kohl, there's a four-man battle for the Republican nomination and one candidate, businessman Eric Hovde, is on air with a new TV ad campaign. The spot features Hovde's two daughters telling voters that the big-spending, debt-increasing Senate won't like having their dad around. Watch the ad below:
Democratic National Committee spokesman Brad Woodhouse told Ed Schultz on MSNBC that the results of the Wisconsin recall election may indicate that Barack Obama has a problem with white working class voters.
President Obama is off to California for five fundraising events across two days. The events were, doubtless, scheduled before yesterday's recall election in Wisconsin, the results of which the punditry is analyzing in exceedingly close detail. Their preliminary conclusions that provide the most consolation for the losers are:
Here's an indication of just how impressive and broad-based Scott Walker's 7-point win was last night: If the Democratic strongholds of Dane County and Milwaukee County had 100 percent turnout of registered voters, and every other county remained the same, Walker still would have won the state by more than 100,000 votes.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee released this web ad last night, placing Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin on the losing side of the Wisconsin recall effort:
As the spot shows, Baldwin was an early and big supporter of the recall election. And, of course, last night's results show Baldwin's belief on this issue is not in line with the majority of Wisconsinites, who reelected Republican Scott Walker by 7 percentage point margin.
Today is the Wisconsin recall election. If Republican governor Scott Walker prevails, so will conservatives, since his reforms of collective bargaining will survive, and he shall have curbed some of the worst excesses of the American labor movement.
Steve Hayes reported Saturday on President Obama's refusal to get his hands dirty—or even to get Air Force One's wheels dirty—by landing on the soil of the great state of Wisconsin prior to Tuesday's recall election between Scott Walker and Tom Barrett.
The Illinois-based pollster We Ask America reports that Wisconsin governor Scott Walker has a 54-42 lead among likely voters in the recall election, despite a strong debate performance by Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett. This figure is identical to its poll taken in late May. Nevertheless, the pollster cautions: