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Online Organizing In Wisconsin May Show Shades of Things to Come

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, June 6 2012

Gov. Scott Walker's supporters celebrate ahead of his win yesterday. Photo: WisPolitics.com

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has many factors to thank for his victory in Tuesday's recall election. His supporters raised $7.50 for every dollar in Democrat Tom Barrett's campaign coffers and outspent Barrett's supporters in advertising. But one of the most striking things about his victory is that Republican grassroots activists used the web to mobilize a polarized electorate, something Democrats have traditionally been able to do more effectively. Read More

Lori Compas, Netroots Challenger to Wisconsin Senate Republican Scott Fitzgerald, Posts Irreverent YouTube Riposte, And It Takes Off

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Monday, May 14 2012

Her husband made her do it: Lori Compas spoofs Scott Fitzgerald's comment that her husband is behind her campaign

Lori Compas, a Democrat who's challenging Wisconsin state Senate Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) in the state's June 5 recall election, had a rather unusual Mother's Day this year: She spent at least part of the day ... Read More

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