Obama tweets support for Walker’s opponent in Wisconsin recall
President Barack Obama tweeted support for Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett Monday night, the day before Badger State voters weighed the recall of incumbent Gov. Scott Walker.
Obama had thus far avoided the Wisconsin race, where Walker has held a small but steady lead throughout the recall effort. Democrats in the state have been urging the president to lend his support, and Walker even chided Obama for shying away from the election in an interview Monday.
“It is interesting. For all the hype, it’s kind of confusing for all the voters here. It’s a sign there is a real concern,” Walker told Fox Business Network. “What I have seen is voters who tell me they voted for my opponent or they are Democrats, but in each case they are telling me they are voting for me.”