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Tom Barrett, Not Yet Winning Over Brewers Fans

Campaign Spot reader Steve gives us a Wisconsin recall report from the Pirates-Brewers game:

I drove from Chicago to Milwaukee on Sunday to watch my beloved Pittsburgh Pirates defeat the Milwaukee Brewers. During the third inning, the jumbotron began showing random crowd shots (which had the attention of the crowd and generated friendly cheers) – the cute baby in the Brewers jumper, the shirtless guys with beers, the pretty girls dancing to the music. Then, the camera panned to a guy holding up a “Vote Barrett” sign. The crowd erupted…in boos! These were significant, sustained boos. I asked the couple seated next to me – a young couple that didn’t appear to be regular CPAC attendees or anything –  about the situation and they said, “Barrett’s got no chance. People are sick of this thing.”

Jim, I read the data and insights ably provided by National Review and realize that things are going well for Walker and I’m not reporting any new news. But it’s always nice to confirm the numbers you are seeing with strong anecdotal/local evidence. This was it for me. Walker in a landslide.

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