The Republican Party of Wisconsin sent out a press release Tuesday evening — before the polls closed in the state's recall primary — attacking Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett as if he had already won the Democratic nomination:
Democrats Still Divided After Contentious Primary
[Madison, WI]- Republican Party of Wisconsin Communications Director Benjamin Sparks released the following statement regarding the results of today’s Democrat primary election:
"Tom Barrett's failed record in Milwaukee has been a serious concern throughout this contentious primary, and tonight, many Democrats showed they're still not convinced he's the right candidate to challenge Governor Walker.
"Milwaukee's ranking as the 9th poorest city in the country, coupled with a 29% rise in unemployment since becoming mayor, clearly demonstrates that Tom Barrett's policies have only hurt Wisconsin's middle-class. Over the next four weeks, it will become even clearer to Wisconsin voters that Tom Barrett represents nothing more than the failed policies of the past, and it’s Governor Walker who is moving our state forward.”