...Burke is the Wisconsin Democrats' attempt at a reboot after their worst losses in recent history. They lost to Walker in the 2010 governor's race, again to him in the recall and to Walker's Republican allies in the Legislature as they stripped the Democrat-leaning public employee unions of their collective bargaining rights, triggering the protests. The latest polls peg the race as a dead heat, and groups on both sides are investing millions of dollars in the contest.
While populist slogans, union rights and anti-elite insults are the traditional red meat of Democratic rallies, Burke — a former top executive at Wisconsin's Trek Bicycles — is trying to win as an experienced business professional with a plan for improving the state's underperforming economy. The idea is to attract more people concerned about Wisconsin's fiscal health than labor issues...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Mary Burke Gives Wisconsin Democrats A New Approach Against Scott Walker: