Wisconsin Dems say DNC stalled financial backing for Walker recall election

By Andrew Jones
Monday, May 14, 2012 16:20 EDT
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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Image via AFP.
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The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has not invested heavily into the recall elections against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R), according to an anonymous Wisconsin Democratic party official.

The frustrated official told The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent about the disgust his colleagues are having with the DNC being restrained on their financial support for Tom Barrett, Walker’s Democratic opponent.

“We are frustrated by the lack of support from the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Governors Association,” the official said. “Scott Walker has the full support and backing of the Republican Party and all its tentacles. We are not getting similar support.”

“Scott Walker has made this a national election. If he wins, he will turn his victory into a national referendum on his ideas about the middle class. It will hurt Democrats nationally. The fact that [national Dems] are sitting on their hands now is so frustrating. The whole ticket stands to lose.”

The RNC formally pledged its support behind Walker last month. The Barrett campaign and the DNC did not respond to requests for comment. Walker faces a recall election on June 5.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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