Liberal Campaign Machine in Overdrive in Wisconsin Recall

MacIver News Service | May 29, 2012

[Madison, Wisc…] This should put an end to any stories that Big Labor, the Democratic Party and other left wing organizations aren’t going all out to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.

The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy, the organization that for months has been tracking the financial contributions of these groups through their Big Labor Big Money Matrix, today published the Liberal Mobilization Matrix. The Mobilization Matrix tracks the grassroots activities of more than fifty state, national and liberal organizations who are active in Wisconsin in the days leading up to the June 5th election.

From phone banking, to get out the vote canvassing, from rallies to radio ads, MacIver’s Liberal Mobilization Matrix includes educational efforts as well as overt campaign-related activities.

As the election nears, some on both the left and the right have made the case that national groups, including national Democrats, are pulling back amid lower expectations for Democratic challenger, Tom Barrett, the Mayor of Milwaukee. 

Such claims are obviously conjecture, which is refuted by the MacIver analysis.

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