The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

Tidal Wave About to Hit Wisconsin?


Votes for Republican Mark Neumann, former congressman, who came in second with 38.7 percent of the vote in his party’s gubernatorial primary: 237,755.

Votes for Democrat Tom Barrett, mayor of Milwaukee, who won his party’s gubernatorial nomination with 90.5 percent of the vote: 210,886.

In other words, Republican Milwaukee county executive and winning Senate* gubernatorial nominee Scott Walker’s vote was 1.7 times that of Barrett. 

About 233,000 Democrats voted in yesterday’s Wisconsin gubernatorial primary; about 614,000 Republicans did.

* Evidence of a late night between the primaries and writing the Jolt . . .

Tags: Scott Walker , Tom Barrett


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