Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz offered a somewhat tentative note on the Wisconsin recall election on Sunday before clarifying to say she believes Milwaukee Democratic Mayor Tom Barrett is well-placed to beat Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
“We have put our considerable grassroots resources behind [Barrett], all of the Obama for America and state party resources,” the Florida congresswoman said on CNN’s “State of the Union,” according to Politico. “I think what’s going to happen, because of our on-the-ground operation, we’ve had an opportunity in this election…to give this a test run….Ultimately, I think Tom Barrett will pull this out, but regardless, it’s given the Obama for America operation an opportunity to do a dry run that we need.”
A poll released last week showed Walker leading Barrett 50 percent to 42 percent.
Wasserman Schultz subsequently tweeted after the segment: “Let me be clear & direct: I will be in WI to raise $ & for GOTV push [because Barrett is] well positioned to win on 6/5.”