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Big Elections in Indiana and Wisconsin Today.

by coldwarrior ( 6 Comments › )
Filed under Elections 2012, Politics, Special Report at May 8th, 2012 - 11:43 am

Its the TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Parties against the world!

 

Conservative activists say a victory by Richard Mourdock in the Indiana Republican primary Tuesday would be a significant step toward a Tea Party takeover of the Senate GOP agenda.

 

Put any updates you come across here.

 

Today the Tea Party returns to the fore as challenger Richard Mourdock prepares to unseat 36-year incumbent Sen. Dick Lugar in the Republican primary in Indiana. In Wisconsin, Democrats head to the polls to select the candidate who will challenge Republican Gov. Scott Walker in next month’s recall election–and the unions’ favored candidate is fading, as are arguments against Walker’s collective bargaining reforms.

(CW added: Wisconsin is where Big Labor’s Choice to run against Gov Walker has been falling behind in the polls, that’s right folks, CHAOS in the Democrat Party!  The Dems in Wisconsin aren’t buying what Big Labor is selling.  will we hear that big labor is in chaos? that they have failed? i doubt it, however the writing is on the wall. the leadership in the unions are being rendered pointless and moot if they cant deliver the goods.)

 

Already, the Tea Party had been written off as an electoral force by pundits who saw grassroots conservatives struggle to unite around a single presidential candidate in the Republican primary, while Gov. Mitt Romney–strongly opposed by some Tea Party members–emerged as the GOP nominee. However, the Tea Party continues to drive the agenda on key issues where its positions resonate with those of the general public.

In Indiana, the salient issue is the perceived corrupting influence of long-term incumbency, and of Washington, D.C., where Sen. Lugar has spent the better part of four decades, struggling to maintain residence in his home state. In Wisconsin, the defining issue of collective bargaining reforms, which divided the state a year ago, is becoming a point of consensus as voters note the savings–as well as the layoffs avoided.

It remains to be seen whether, and how, the Tea Party will be a force in the general election–not just in the presidential contest, but in the fight for control of Congress. Several Tea Party freshmen in the House of Representatives are vulnerable, and the GOP establishment fears that an opportunity to take the Senate could be lost (as it was in 2010) if Tea Party candidates cannot defeat their Democratic rivals in November.

Regardless, today is a sign that on the issues, and on the ground, the Tea Party is as strong as ever.

 

Update: In other closely-watched primary votes, North Carolina voters will decide whether the state should adopt a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Former President Bill Clinton has been sending robocalls to voters in the state urging them to defeat the measure–ironically, since it was an election-year Clinton who signed the Defense of Marriage Act into law in 1996.

 

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6 Responses to “Big Elections in Indiana and Wisconsin Today.”
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  1. Mars
    2 | May 8, 2012 2:25 pm

    Greek neo-Nazi party expels journalists

    How is this any different from what the “Won” has been doing since he took office? I’m actually serious here. Journos who do not show a blind obedience to O have been routinely removed from the White House reporting cycle and special conferences. Not to mention the total refusal of O to interview with anyone who does not agree with him.


  2. coldwarrior
    3 | May 8, 2012 3:19 pm

    EBL wrote:

    http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/2012/05/its-teain-indiana-and-wisconsin-today.html Great post. I linked you.

    cheers!

    i updated the post a little as well with this:

    (Wisconsin is where Big Labor’s Choice to run against Gov Walker has been falling behind in the polls, that’s right folks, CHAOS in the Democrat Party! The Dems in Wisconsin aren’t buying what Big Labor is selling.)

    will we hear that big labor is in chaos? that they have failed? i doubt it, however the writing is on the wall. the leadership in the unions are being rendered pointless and moot if they cant deliver the goods.


  3. 4 | May 8, 2012 3:53 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    Leadership for which they are paid quite well. Teh ebil 1%er well, as a matter of fact. Bet the ran-and-file union workers don’t really realize that…


  4. Canoe Convoy
    5 | May 8, 2012 4:08 pm

    The turnout in WI should be a bit higher than what the pundits have predicted, as the Ds have changed their message over the past several weeks to emphasize the lack of job creation in WI during Walker’s tenure, and deemphasize the collective bargaining issue. Outside of a couple of cities, collective bargaining failed to get much traction, so the change was necessary to take advantage over the frustration regarding the ongoing economic doldrums, as well as the dislike of Walker’s rejection of funding for passenger train improvements in certain parts of the State.


  5. coldwarrior
    6 | May 8, 2012 4:20 pm

    @ Canoe Convoy:

    predictions for tonight?


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