According to a freport by Gilman Halsted of Wisconsin Public Radio, Wisconsin Democratic Party Chair Mike Tate says Wisconsin voters just don’t care that Gov. Scott Walker has been alleged to have been at the center of a “criminal scheme” to circumvent our state’s election laws.
As “proof” of his assertion, Tate cited super-scientific canvassing done at 3,000 doors over the weekend.
“We had volunteers that knocked on over 3,000 doors this past weekend to talk about Mary Burke and Democratic candidates,” he said. “What we heard at the doors wasn’t whether the governor was at the center of criminal scheme. We heard was that they wanted Wisconsin to get back to work.”
While absolutely agree that jobs (and Scott Walker’s failure to create jobs) should be the #1 campaign issue in the 2014 gubernatorial campaign, I think Mike Tate’s wrong about voters not caring about Gov. Scott Walker being at the center of a “criminal scheme” to circumvent Wisconsin’s election laws – especially considering Gov. Walker has spent nearly a million dollars on legal fees associated with the investigation into his alleged misdeeds. I know a hell of a lot of voters who absolutely do care, because they want a governor who’s free from allegations of corruption and possible illegal behavior.
Then again, Mike Tate clearly knows more about what Wisconsin voters want than me, which is why he’s led the Wisconsin Democratic Party to so many electoral victories during his time as Chair (see 2010 State Senate, gubernatorial, State Assembly, and U.S. Senate elections & 2012 gubernatorial recall).