Minnesota DFLers head to Wisconsin to help improve turnout in Walker recall election

The Minnesota DFL is sending reinforcements to help their Wisconsin brethren Tuesday in the get-out-the vote effort in the recall election of Gov. Scott Walker.

The party is asking volunteers to meet at its St. Paul headquarters at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning for doughnuts and a rally; they’ll then be bused across the border to help Democrats there get out the vote.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is the Democrat in the race, which is a repeat of the 2010 governor’s race that Walker won with a 52 percent majority. Walker has been ahead in recent polls.

The DFL headquarters is at 255 Plato Blvd., across the river from downtown St. Paul.

Minnesota Republicans, too, are heading east to help Walker in the recall election. Kurt Bills, the Minnesota GOP’s candidate for U.S. Senate, is headed there Monday afternoon to help party members there.

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  1. Submitted by rolf westgard on 06/05/2012 - 06:49 am.

    Probably won’t help the recall

    The average Wisconsin voter knows that local and state govt employees have better retirement medical and pension benefits than he does. He also knows that those benefits are underfunded and that he will be taxed to make up the deficit.
    I’s not about union busting; it’s about sound financial management.

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