April 16, 2014

Washington’s eyes are on Wisconsin

An instructor at Marquette University’s political program in Washington D.C. says the top story there is the Wisconsin governor recall.

“A lot of people are trying to figure out if Wisconsin’s vote today will have any ramifications or predictive power for November,” says Christopher Murray of the Les Aspin Center for Government, referring to the upcoming Presidential election.

Murray says the “mechanics” of the recall election will also be studied, regarding how effective Democrats and unions are in getting out the vote.

He says this recall race may be the first major test of Democrats vs. Republicans being backed by Super PAC’s, groups empowered due to recent changes in fundraising laws. Until now, Super PAC’s have primarily operated on Republican vs. Republican fronts in the Presidential primaries.