Grassroots Turnout Operation Built by Governor Walker and Wisconsin Republicans Scares Democrats
January 8, 2018
[Madison, WI] — Democrats are increasingly concerned about Senator Baldwin’s ability to hold her seat in upcoming November elections. Baldwin’s record of picking Washington over Wisconsin is starting to catch up with her.
Check out what they’re saying about Democrats worrying about Senator Baldwin in November:
From HuffPost: But increasingly, Democrats point to another race as one they’re worried about: Wisconsin. That’s where Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin already has been targeted by an onslaught of outside spending from conservative groups.
“Tammy is one of the most liberal members of the Senate in a state won barely ― but won ― by Trump,” Charles Franklin, the polling director at Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, said. “And Walker is on the ballot for a third term. I think structurally, those were reasons for outside groups in particular to think this would be a tough battle for her.”
Also likely to come up in the race is the scandal at the Veterans Affairs’ medical center in Tomah, Wisconsin. Baldwin has been accused of not acting aggressively enough to address the overprescription of opioids at the facility, where the Center for Investigative Reporting has noted there have been dozens of suspicious deaths.
From Axios: Republican turnout in the election could be increased by Scott Walker, the state’s Republican governor, who is also up for re-election this year too, which means his loyal base of Republican voters will likely be energized to show up on election day.
From the Washington Free Beacon: Democrats are quietly fretting over Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s Wisconsin senate seat, which could become a top priority for both political parties leading up to the 2018 elections, according to a report.
From Right Wisconsin: Aside from the money, part of the reason Baldwin is vulnerable is that she is running for re-election at the same time Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) is also running for re-election. Walker, according to most outside observers, has a terrific voter turnout machine and is a formidable candidate.