Wisconsin Democrat on recall loss: Money makes a difference

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 23:06 EDT
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Protesters demonstrate in Madison, Wisconsin against Gov. Scott Walker (R). Photo: Suzanne Tucker / Shutterstock.com.
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Reacting to news that Republican Gov. Scott Walker had won the recall election, Wisconsin State Senator Jon Erpenbach told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow that “money makes a huge difference.”

“Scott Walker was running ads against Tom Barrett even before Tom Barrett was actually in the primary race,” he said Tuesday night. “The money made a difference, there is no doubt about that.”

Erpenbach insisted there was no reason to worry about the Democrats ability to organize a campaign and turn out voters.

“Walker can get all the $500,000 checks that he wants,” he said. “One vote for Tom Barret or President Obama in November cancelled out that $500,000 contribution. So the voting matters. The ground game in Wisconsin was real and grassroots.”

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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