By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Wisconsin Democrats express growing confidence that they will produce enough signatures by Tuesday's deadline to force a recall vote on Republican Gov. Scott Walker, but Mr. Walker's fate — and the ultimate outcome of the state's bare-knuckled political brawl — remain very much in doubt.
"It forced Walker and his minions to run on their record and issues rather than to run against an announced Democratic candidate," Mr. Bell told AP. "This was a part of the rationale through the whole recall petition collection process ... . And we win with some resources, but we don't see matching him dollar for dollar."
Marty Bell, president of the Wisconsin State Employees Union, told the Associated Press that it dovetails with their strategy.