Jun 07, 2012 4:38 AM GMT
Heh - it's funny how there are liberals who seem to think Wisconsin is in any way a Red state. It was after all the first state to allow for public unions.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker hailed voters’ support for conservative reforms in the Badger State as evidence “there is an opening” that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney could exploit to become the first GOP presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan to capture Wisconsin.
Walker told Newsmax in an exclusive interview: “I think there is an opening there, not just because of our election, but you look back in the year 2000, and again in 2004, Wisconsin was the most competitive blue state in America."
Then-Vice President Al Gore beat George W. Bush by just .2 percent in Wisconsin in 2000. In 2004, Sen. John Kerry again defeated Bush in the Wisconsin, this time by just .4 percent.
“So it’s a very, very competitive state,” Walker said.
The Wisconsin governor and rising GOP rock star attributed Sen. John McCain’s double-digit loss in 2008 to then-Sen. Barack Obama’s demographic and geographic advantages. He noted Obama was from the neighboring state of Illinois.
Read more on Newsmax.com: Gov. Walker: Wisconsin Becoming a Swing State
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