Good evening. I hope you all had a good weekend. Tomorrow, I will be analyzing the fallout of Virginia Democratic Governor nominee Creigh Deeds being thrown under the bus by Team Obama. On Friday, The Washington Post had a front page story about this in which many insiders in Washington are seeing the possiblity of the DNC falling apart. I will be taking the analysis further by looking to see if the fallout in Virginia could affect Wisconsin Democrats.
Last week, BizTimes.com of Southeast Wisconsin reported that Mayor Tom Barrett of Milwaukee is not leaning towards a bid for governor according to top Democratic party insiders. However, some insiders in the party told the business publication that Governor Jim Doyle is shopping for a better Governor candidate to challenge Barbara Lawton in the primary as it is more likely that Barrett is not running.
With how Jim Doyle being well connected to Team Obama, could we see a similar situation in Wisconsin next year if Barbara Lawton remains the top of the ticket candidate? Also, could this affect states like Michigan that open seat governor’s races next year. I will have this analysis tomorrow.