Democrats May Turn Walker Into National GOP Hero

Thursday, 24 May 2012 12:51 PM

By Newsmax Wires

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
In seeking a recall against Wisconsin GOP Gov. Scott Walker, Democrats and Big Labor thought they could punish him for curbing public unions’ power, but it looks like the result may be exactly the opposite.

Five major polls conducted this month show Walker leading his Democratic opponent, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, by at least four percentage points in the June 5 recall race. And Walker scored a 12-point lead in the latest survey, conducted by We Ask America this week.

With the election playing out nationally as the two parties prepare for battle in November, Democrats may end up turning the first-term governor into a national hero, Politico reports.

“Not only will Walker be lionized by his GOP colleagues for embarrassing Big Labor and forcing the left to pour cash down the drain in a presidential election year, he’ll be credited with making the state more competitive for Mitt Romney,” the news service states.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee called Walker a “hero” ahead of Wisconsin’s primary last month and grappled with then-opponent Rick Santorum over who was the bigger Walker supporter.

Walker is a “gutsy, courageous governor” Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, told Politico. “The more Scott Walker can reduce the unemployment rate and balance the budget and return Wisconsin to fiscal prosperity, I think the more people would say going forward that he has maybe other opportunities.”

Republicans are showering Walker with more than love. National donors have helped him garner more than $25 million since January 2011, with more than $13 million coming in during just over three months this year.

“His profile is as high as I’ve ever seen a governor’s profile in the country,” Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips told Politico. “I’ll mention Gov. Walker in every event, and the loudest applause of the day will be for him.”




© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

DHS Chief Johnson Asks Workers: 'How Is Your Morale?'

Friday, 24 Oct 2014 12:31 PM

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has questioned, clearly, a recent survey showing that morale in his department h . . .

Scott Brown, Jeanne Shaheen Locked in NH Senate Duel

Friday, 24 Oct 2014 10:53 AM

The fiery, often bitter New Hampshire race for the Senate between incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen and Republican Scott . . .

Iowa Senate: Ernst Looks for Late Boost From 'Farm Roots' Ad

Friday, 24 Oct 2014 10:36 AM

Iowa GOP State Sen. Joni Ernst said she was "finishing very strong" in her bid for the U.S. Senate by returning to a the . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved