There was more to President Obama’s visit to Madison than Tuesday night’s “get out the vote” rally on campus. He also appeared at a Democratic fundraiser at the Concourse Hotel downtown.
Jay Heck of Wisconsin Common Cause says that’s part of the process for Democrats and Republicans when a political celebrity comes in to the state. He says it certainly gets people to come out and donate, who may normally avoid making contributions.
Heck, whose group is often critical of increased spending in political races, doesn’t have a major problem with the Presidential fundraiser. As long as contribution limits are followed, of course.
Democrat Tom Barrett and Republican Scott Walker are vying to become Wisconsin’s next governor in the first race without an incumbent since 1982. Obama’s visit was expected to raise $250,000 for the Democratic Party.