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Old 05-09-2012, 08:17 AM
 
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"Scott Walker, facing no real competition, won over 600,000 votes in yesterday's primary. His vote total was just about equal to ALL the votes cast in the competitive Democrat primary. This shouldn't have happened. It suggests that, going into next month's recall vote, Walker has a solid base of support while Democrats face a serious enthusiasm gap. Looks like Big Labor wasted another few million of its members' money."

Republicans Surge to the Polls in Wisconsin


Not so good for the Democrats and their Unions.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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An amazing turnout for Walker in an uncontested primary.

Bad news for the dems/Left/unions.

Huge victory margin for Barrett; massive GOP turnout for Walker - JSOnline

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The astonishing number of votes Gov. Scott Walker generated in an uncompetitive GOP primary, more votes than Barrett and Falk combined and almost as many as were cast for all the candidates on the Democratic side. Itís just not normal in politics for a major incumbent with token opposition to generate turnout on a par with a heavily contested race in the other party. It was an unexpected turnout bomb, a demonstration of Walkerís greatest political asset, even greater than his considerable money advantage -- the ability to mobilize his base.
What happens if the Left/unions lose the recall?
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Texas
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What happens if the Left/unions lose the recall?

Then they've managed to burn up millions of dollars of GOP campaign funds that won't be there this fall.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Then they've managed to burn up millions of dollars of GOP campaign funds that won't be there this fall.
Um....I think you have that backwards. Do you understand the Left/unions have gone all-in with this recall? They have spent millions of dollars since 2010 trying to stop Walker and his successful reforms....all to no avail.

If they lose, they will be so demoralized and depressed WI would likely go RED.

Not too mention the VOTERS of WI should be angry the unions/Left have cost the state millions of dollars with their protests and recall efforts.

The Left/unions have lost every single contest so far.....Walker's election, stopping the CB bill from passing, Prosser election, flipping Senate to the dems and now this.

This will be a defeat of monumental proportions.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Um....I think you have that backwards. Do you understand the Left/unions have gone all-in with this recall? They have spent millions of dollars since 2010 trying to stop Walker and his successful reforms....all to no avail.

If they lose, they will be so demoralized and depressed WI would likely go RED.

Not too mention the VOTERS of WI should be angry the unions/Left have cost the state millions of dollars with their protests and recall efforts.

Hold on to your dream.

Walker’s $13M tops in WI recall campaign collections
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:35 AM
 
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"Scott Walker, facing no real competition, won over 600,000 votes in yesterday's primary. His vote total was just about equal to ALL the votes cast in the competitive Democrat primary. This shouldn't have happened. It suggests that, going into next month's recall vote, Walker has a solid base of support while Democrats face a serious enthusiasm gap. Looks like Big Labor wasted another few million of its members' money."

Republicans Surge to the Polls in Wisconsin


Not so good for the Democrats and their Unions.
the TEA party has been proven to be strong also, with Mourdock's landslide victory against the GOP's Lugar

Mourdock Defeats Lugar in GOP Indiana Senate Primary - ABC News

State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, backed by tea partiers and conservative campaign groups outside the state, ousted Lugar in Indiana’s GOP primary, the Associated Press projected. With votes tallied in more than three quarters of Indiana counties, Mourdock led 61 percent to 39 percent.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:38 AM
 
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Then they've managed to burn up millions of dollars of GOP campaign funds that won't be there this fall.
Romney isn't going to beat Obama either way so I'm not sure that has any real impact.

The only winners in this recall are the guys selling advertising space, taking polls and printing buttons, flyers etc.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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"Scott Walker, facing no real competition, won over 600,000 votes in yesterday's primary. His vote total was just about equal to ALL the votes cast in the competitive Democrat primary. This shouldn't have happened. It suggests that, going into next month's recall vote, Walker has a solid base of support while Democrats face a serious enthusiasm gap. Looks like Big Labor wasted another few million of its members' money."

Republicans Surge to the Polls in Wisconsin


Not so good for the Democrats and their Unions.
One little snafu Walker might want to consider; there were over 1 million people who signed the recall petition.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:50 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Then they've managed to burn up millions of dollars of GOP campaign funds that won't be there this fall.


The unions, have zilch left for an Obama offensive tactic in November. Union dues are down, to fund it, too.

All in and they got a pair of deuces. They had better odds in Vegas.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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Okay, get out your calculators. (Apparently the OP's website doesn't have a calculator). Add up the total number of votes of all the democratic candidates. Then add up all the votes of all the republican candidates. Oh dear! Walker is in trouble!


Governor election results:

All wards reporting
Democratic primary
Tom Barrett: 390,109, 58%
Kathleen Falk: 228,940, 34%
Kathleen Vinehout: 26,926, 4%
Doug La Follette: 19,461, 3%
Gladys Huber: 4,842, 1%

Republican primary
Scott Walker (I): 626,538, 97%
Arthur Kohl-Riggs: 19,920, 3%


Read more: Milwaukee mayor earns a do-over with convincing win in recall primary
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