Posted Friday, May 11, 2012, at 2:34 PM
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The state has become a battleground for the debate over collective bargaining rights, and as Democrats try to throw out Gov. Walker for undermining unions, Wisconsin is also seeing a huge influx of cash from all sides. Why? It’s a dress rehearsal for November: A state with a mix of progressives and conservatives galvanized by the issues that will play in the national campaign.
President Obama’s campaign is throwing money into the effort to toss Gov. Walker out—and billionaires who financed Newt Gingrich’s campaign and Swift-Boated Senator John Kerry’s presidential bid are fighting back with big cash.
The national attention might be affecting voters, too. In last week’s primary, a Republican husband was run over while trying to stop his Democrat wife from getting to the polls.
Video produced by Jim Festante.