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Campaign 2012

Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Pokes Obama for Skipping Recall Campaign


Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch speaks at a rally held by the Racine Tea Party PAC in Gorney Park in Caledonia, Wis. near Racine on Saturday, June 2, 2012. The rally was held in opposition to the Tuesday, June 5, recall election in which Democratic opponents are running against incumbents Gov. Scott Walker, Kleefisch and state Sen. Van Wanggaard of Racine.(AP Photo/Mark Hertzberg)

Just a day ahead of a closely-watched recall election in Wisconsin, that state’s lieutenant governor had a little fun at President Obama’s expense, saying Monday the reason he’s not campaigning for the Democratic challenger is because he doesn't want to be associated with a loss.

Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch took a poke at President Obama, who chose not to campaign for Gov. Scott Walker’s Democratic challenger, Tom Barrett, who is behind in the polls. “If I were the president, I wouldn't want to be attached to a loss,” she said.


The president traveled to both Chicago and Minneapolis over the weekend on a fundraising trip expected to net $7.2 million, a fact that Kleefisch took note of. “You have to try really, really hard to carve around Wisconsin in order to get to those two cities,” she said, adding: “We also know that the president had quite a bit of availability on Saturday,” a reference to the fact that the president spent some down time puttering around his house in Chicago over the weekend.

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