Walker-watch 2012: No opponent chosen yet by Dems

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    Well, here we are. The Dems have gotten their signatures, which are in the verification process. It s most likely there are enough valid signatures for a recall election.

    However, the Dems have STILL not picked anyone to actually run against Scott Walker.

    Several whose names have been floated have dropped out of contention, most recently Democratic state Sen. Tim Cullen, who said he can't raise the money and did not want to be part of the 'political war' this recall drive has become. Cullen bows out of the Wisconsin governor's race | Green Bay Press Gazette | greenbaypressgazette.com

    Trouble for the Dems is, as long as they don't have a candidate, Walker can raise money for the election both in and out of Wisconsin. Once an opponent is decided, he's limited to Wisconsin only money, same as his opponent would be.

    With a surplus instead of debt, no layoffs, and more jobs overall, it's not looking good for a recall win for the Dems.
     
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    You would think that with this long to address the issue that Democrats would have had someone lined up to go as soon as possible. The fact that nobody wants to step forward and run is a pretty good indication that Democratic politicians in Wisconsin see a loss coming in the recall and want no part of it.
     
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    If what you say is true, and Wisconsin has a budget surplus, then why is Walker handing out more budget cuts?

    Wisconsin budget cuts target higher education

    And, personally, I would until after an election to declare victory. But that's just me.
     
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    killing off a bunch of 1 credit courses is soooooo horrible huh...
    Campus Connection: UW-Madison gym classes latest victim of state budget cuts
    gee, no more badminton. what a fucking shame. Let's keep it and cut money from homeless shelters instead, right? :rolleyes:


    budget surplus number specifics...
    http://wisconsinbudgetproject.blogspot.com/2011/06/wisconsins-306-million-surplus-is-it.html
     
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    The cuts that you are referencing are ones that Walker made last year. Do you even read the stuff you post?
     
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    correct.

    Although the cuts take effect this year, they were announced last year...

    from his link...
     

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