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.