Thom Hartmann reports on Wisconsin Primary to unseat Gov. Walker…
You need to know this. Wisconsin voters hit the polls today for the first battle in a historic recall election in the state. Democrats will choose between one of four Democratic candidates – plus a Republican spoiler candidate running as a Democrat – to take on Governor Scott Walker in the June 5th recall elections. Walker himself is facing a primary challenge as well. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is the favorite among Democrats and is actually polling ahead of Scott Walker in recent polls. But, Walker has raised $21 million so far – more than any other candidate for Wisconsin Governor in history – and has spent just as much on TV advertising in Wisconsin as all the Republican presidential candidates combined. However – all that money isn’t translating into gains at the polls. Each month since January – Walker has seen his support go down. Keep an eye on Wisconsin – if people power overcomes money power in this recall election – then it could be a perfect model for progressives nationwide, heading into the general election.
I encourage all Wisconsonites (my son included) to keep the pressure up there. Knowing they are fighting a lot of out of state money from the Koch brothers and others.
I haven’t seen who won the primary yesterday… hopefully NOT the Republican spoiler (although I’d be surprised if it went that way.)
Quick Update: Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett won the primary and will go up against Walker. Barrett is currently polling higher than the Governor.
- Walker, Barrett campaign after recall primary election (fox6now.com)
- AP: Milwaukee Mayor Will Face Gov. Scott Walker In Wis. Recall Election (npr.org)
- Walker easily wins primary in Wisconsin recall (channel3000.com)
- Walker campaign says Barrett heading for a loss (channel3000.com)
- Walker to Face FormerFoe in Recall Election (foxnews.com)
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