With the presidential election four weeks from today, both political parties in Wisconsin have their "ground games" in high gear, and working at a feverish pace for their respective tickets.
Democratic Chairman Joe Wineke says they're making a big push for the youth vote. "I've found few people under 30 who are willing to tell me they're going to vote for John McCain," says Wineke. "They like Barack Obama, and they're going to vote for him, but they want to get every single one of them out."
Republican Chairman Reince Priebus says GOP volunteers are out there "working like dogs" for McCain-Palin. "We know that we can outwork, we know that we have better strategies, we know that we have better systems in place," than Democrats, says Priebus. "But we have to work hard, because . . . we have a big voter fraud problem in Wisconsin."
Wineke, banking on the youth vote, says "young people have been coming out (to the polls) at levels just as high as their parents," for the past couple of years. "I think that's going to continue."
Wisconsin hasn't gone Republican for president since 1984.