Hours after Dave Obey announced his retirement from Congress, Mike Tate Watch got hold of a fundraising e-mail from the DPW showing its desperation to keep the seat blue. That desperation resembles how Illinois Democrats are trying to keep Obama’s old Senate seat blue. The big similarity is whoever the Democrat is in the two races we mentioned are facing very strong Republican challengers. We can expect the desperation tactics to increase in the last six months of the election from the Wisconsin Democrats as their challenger will have a strong fundraising disadvantage against Sean Duffy and the well-funded National Republican Congressional Committee.
Here is the email below:
We need your support to ensure that Congressman Obey’s legacy stands strong in the future and so we can stand up to the Tea Party and tell them that their values have no place in Wisconsin.
Chair, Democratic Party of Wisconsin