For the last two months much of the political universe has been focused on the state of Wisconsin. That’s where Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch are facing a recall election tomorrow.
Elected in 2010 and facing substantial budget shortfalls, Walker and Kleefisch immediately took an axe to the benefits of public employees, including their health plans and pensions. Since taking office in January 2011, Walker and Kleefisch have been at the center of the national discussion about government spending in sluggish economic times.
The state capital of Madison has seen a series of a mass protests by teachers and other public workers as Democrats set their sights on Walker, eventually getting enough signatures to force tomorrow’s recall election.
Since the recall election was announced, both Democrats and Republicans have poured millions into the state in an effort to save Walker and Kleefisch—or oust them with Tom Barrett, the mayor of Milwaukee and the man who Walker defeated in 2010.
Among those in Wisconsin are a group of staffers from Palladian View, the conservative women’s magazine founded by Karen Floyd. Manager Editor LaDonna Ryggs, Development Director Beverly Owensby and Social Media Coordinator Lauren Luxenburg have been criss-crossing The Dairy State and posting regularly on Twitter and Facebook.
Using the social media tool Storify, we’ve been able to follow their activities.
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