Tension flares between Scott Walker and Chris Christie

Scott Walker, the champion of the right of employees to not be forced into unions, has a massive bull’s-eye on his back, as the labor movement is engaged in an all-out spending spree to knock him out of office next Tuesday.  Walker and his supporters have been subjected to the dirtiest political retaliation imaginable, and he has already survived a union-funded recall campaign that tried to end his political career mid-term.

As we noted Sunday, it appears that the Republican Governors Association, headed by Chris Christie, is pulling back on financial support for television ads in the home stretch.

Yesterday, Gov. Walker made it evident that he does not appreciate the limited help he is getting from the Christie forces.  Alexander Burns reports in Politico:

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he needs more help from the national GOP in his reelection fight — and an upcoming visit from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie isn’t going to cut it.

Speaking with reporters after a morning campaign stop here, Walker said he is getting outspent on television and faces overwhelming hostility from national Democratic groups and labor unions.

Asked if he was satisfied with the support he’s received from national Republicans, Walker indicated he hopes to get more backup from the Republican Governors Association. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who chairs the RGA, is coming to campaign for Walker this week — but the Wisconsin Republican said he’s “not looking for surrogates.”

“[Christie] is coming because he asked if he could come and we weren’t going to say no,” Walker said. “But we’re not looking for surrogates. The people that have been campaigning with me are by and large from Wisconsin.”

It appears that Christie might be happy to see a powerful competitor for the 2016 nomination flame out.  Democrats, meanwhile, are desperate for some token victories they can crow about in the midst of what looks like another “shellacking” next week.  Scott Walker may be the sacrificial lamb offered up.

As Lauri Regan notes, there is some good news in Wisconsin: Barack Obama is traveling there to campaign against Walker for Sharon Burke, the heiress who is runnng against him.  There is a decent chance that this political poison will taint the fellow Dem.

Hat tip: Richard Baehr

Scott Walker, the champion of the right of employees to not be forced into unions, has a massive bull’s-eye on his back, as the labor movement is engaged in an all-out spending spree to knock him out of office next Tuesday.  Walker and his supporters have been subjected to the dirtiest political retaliation imaginable, and he has already survived a union-funded recall campaign that tried to end his political career mid-term.

As we noted Sunday, it appears that the Republican Governors Association, headed by Chris Christie, is pulling back on financial support for television ads in the home stretch.

Yesterday, Gov. Walker made it evident that he does not appreciate the limited help he is getting from the Christie forces.  Alexander Burns reports in Politico:

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he needs more help from the national GOP in his reelection fight — and an upcoming visit from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie isn’t going to cut it.

Speaking with reporters after a morning campaign stop here, Walker said he is getting outspent on television and faces overwhelming hostility from national Democratic groups and labor unions.

Asked if he was satisfied with the support he’s received from national Republicans, Walker indicated he hopes to get more backup from the Republican Governors Association. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who chairs the RGA, is coming to campaign for Walker this week — but the Wisconsin Republican said he’s “not looking for surrogates.”

“[Christie] is coming because he asked if he could come and we weren’t going to say no,” Walker said. “But we’re not looking for surrogates. The people that have been campaigning with me are by and large from Wisconsin.”

It appears that Christie might be happy to see a powerful competitor for the 2016 nomination flame out.  Democrats, meanwhile, are desperate for some token victories they can crow about in the midst of what looks like another “shellacking” next week.  Scott Walker may be the sacrificial lamb offered up.

As Lauri Regan notes, there is some good news in Wisconsin: Barack Obama is traveling there to campaign against Walker for Sharon Burke, the heiress who is runnng against him.  There is a decent chance that this political poison will taint the fellow Dem.

Hat tip: Richard Baehr