Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Virginia Senate Race 2012 - #3948 - George Allen Set to Barnstorm the State With a Purpose - Bearing Drift (2) Wisconsin Gov. Walker Survives Recall Challenge - Wall Street Journal

Over the past few months former Governor George Allen has been running what can best be described as a traditional retail campaign to build up the grassroots – much as his opponents have too. Basically, Allen has been traveling the state, shaking hands, going to meetings, and making his case as to why he warrants a return to the U.S. Senate. In doing so, Allen still has managed to build up a large lead over his closest Republican competitors and polls neck-and-neck with Tim Kaine – and the General Election campaign still hasn’t effectively begun. Now, representing a running back with one man to beat, Allen is about to turn on the jets to get across the goal line. George and Susan Allen are kicking their final leg of their “Send a Message” tour into high gear. The tour began last week and has been building to this final flourish of get out the vote activity as we head into primary day and mark the beginning of the General Election campaign. For politicos across the state, be prepared to see Allen. Everywhere.  Read more..........


Wisconsin Gov. Walker Survives Recall Challenge - Wall Street Journal - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker prevailed in a recall election Tuesday, dealing a blow to organized labor, unsettling President Barack Obama's re-election strategy and signaling to Republican lawmakers across the nation that challenging government unions could pay political and fiscal dividends. Mr. Walker had 58% of the vote with 62% of the state's precincts reporting, while his opponent, Tom Barrett, the Democratic mayor of Milwaukee, had 42%. Turnout was said to be heavy. The vote capped a contentious 15-month battle that polarized Wisconsin, long a centrist state, with union members and Democrats protesting angrily against Mr. Walker's signing in March 2011 of a law removing most collective-bargaining rights from public employees.  Read more........

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