How Will the Wisconsin Recall Results Affect the Presidential Election?
One week from today the recall election will take place in Wisconsin. What was appearing to be a slam dunk for organized labor unions and Democrats has Republican Governor Scott Walker now leading in many polls. The Daily Caller’s Vince Coglianese told Neil Cavuto on Your World that the results of next week’s election could be an early indicator of what will happen in November.
If Walker hangs on to his position, Coglianese says it shows “that this country recognizes that even in a state like Wisconsin with such a strong public labor presence, that somebody like Scott Walker
can come out and say, 'hey look, I want reasonable discussions on the table for bargaining so that way we can get this economy fixed.'”
He told Cavuto that this recall election has benefited Republicans, who have had to organize themselves earlier than they would’ve in order to fight against the Obama campaign leading up to November. Another issue is that if Walker prevails, President Obama may not have as much union money to rely on for his reelection campaign. “Obama and the DNC have decided look we have to save our money because this is a losing venture in Wisconsin.”