June 7, 2012

HARRIS WOFFORD IN A COALMINE:

Cruel June for Obama, Dems _ and could get worse (DONNA CASSATA, 6/07/12, Associated Press)

Even before the votes were counted in Republican Gov. Scott Walker's win over Democrat Tom Barrett Tuesday night, there was hand-wringing and second-guessing among Democrats on Capitol Hill.

-- The jobs numbers have them worried that they'll be running on a weak economy, with the White House -- and them -- getting the blame.

-- Wisconsin's implications for the general election and for organized labor in general have some asking why Obama didn't get more involved than an 11th-hour 
tweet.

-- The looming Supreme Court decision on the health care law has some Democrats insisting the White House and the party did a terrible job selling the overhaul to the American people.

In Wisconsin, millions of dollars spent on Walker's behalf trumped labor's get-out-the-vote effort in a swing state that suddenly moves up on the battleground list in the presidential race. Republicans also have set their sights on the seat of retiring Wisconsin Sen. Herb Kohl in a race that probably will pit Democratic Rep. Tammy Baldwin against the winner of the Aug. 14 GOP primary.

Posted by at June 7, 2012 5:54 AM
  

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