Two of Madison's sharpest political minds, stand-up comedians Chris Lay (@MrChrisLay) and Alan Talaga (@danpotacke), will provide the blow-by-blow analysis right here on Thursday night at 9 p.m. (CDT) during the second of two debates between Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in advance of the historic recall election on June 5. The debate will be televised in Madison on WKOW, Channel 27, and we urge you to keep at least one eye on this blog while you watch it.
Governor Scott Walker is now paying $160,000 for nothing. The governor has said repeatedly that he is not the target of a John Doe investigation in Milwaukee County, yet his campaign has transferred another $100,000 to his legal defense fund, bringing the total amount dedicated to defend him against nothing to $160,000.
At the Majestic Theatre Wednesday night, Russ Feingold said Tom Barrett was going to win, and as evidence, he cited the fact that "people waited for hours to vote on Memorial Day when they should have been at Brat Fest." Said Feingold: "The turnout is going to be the biggest in Wisconsin history."
The line outside the Madison City Clerk's office Wednesday morning remained consistent at about five-people long. As soon as one person entered the office, two more joined the back of the line. Each was waiting to cast an absentee ballot ahead of the June 5 recall election of Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.
In February 2011, just after Gov. Scott Walker "dropped the bomb" by proposing to curtail the collective bargaining rights of most public workers, a Gallup Poll found that 61% of 1,000 Americans sampled opposed Walker's plan while 33% were supportive.