Dem group pours more money into tight Wisconsin recall race
CBS News) The Democratic Governors Association is upping the ante in Wisconsin, pouring another $1 million into the recall campaign against Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
The new investment -- given to the third party group Greater Wisconsin -- comes less than two weeks before the June 5 recall election. Polls show the controversial governor has a slight lead over his Democratic opponent, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.
The $1 million will help Greater Wisconsin air statewide ads and mobilize voters -- the Democrats' ability to turnout voters is expected to be a key factor in whether Barrett can overcome Walker's lead. The DGA has now spent more than $3 million in Wisconsin to bring down one of the nation's most contentious governors.
A poll released Wednesday by St. Norbert College and Wisconsin Public Radio showed Walker leading Barrett among likely voters, 50 percent to 45 percent -- within the poll's five-point margin of error. Other recent polls commissioned by partisan groups, including an internal Democratic poll and a poll commissioned by the libertarian Reason Magazine, also give Walker the lead.