MADISON, Wis., May 31 (UPI) — A win for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in next week’s recall election would mean “lights out” for President Obama, the National Republican Committee head said.
“Certainly [if] Wisconsin goes red, I think it’s lights out for Barack Obama,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said Wednesday, speaking about the recall effort against the conservative Republican governor.
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The recall effort against Walker began soon after he pushed through the Republican-led Wisconsin Legislature a law last year that effectively stripped collective bargaining rights from most state workers.
A Marquette University Law School poll indicated Walker leads Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett by 7 points, 52 percent to 45 percent. The survey also showed Obama ahead of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney 51 percent to 43 percent.
The RNC said “over two million voter contacts” have been made and “nearly every Wisconsin voter” has been identified ahead of Tuesday’s vote, ABC News reported Wednesday.