MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – President Barack Obama brought his weight on Tuesday to a close Wisconsin governor’s race that pits Democratic policies on equal pay and union rights against a Republican vision of smaller government from a potential 2016 presidential contender.
Obama, who has made only rare appearances on the 2014 campaign trail because of low popularity ratings, came to Milwaukee to support Democrat Mary Burke, a former Trek Bicycle executive.
“It don’t make no sense” -Obama quote during rally in Wisconsin, on Republicans’ repeal of an equal pay enforcement act in the state
Immigration heckler interrupts Obama’s remarks at Wisconsin rally
In Wisconsin, Obama says Republicans are patriots but they have bad ideas, sort of like family members who have bad ideas
Air Force One had landed in Milwaukee.
AF1 is wheels up for Milwaukee
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – For Republican lawmakers with White House aspirations, control of the U.S. Senate could be a blessing and a curse.
If Republicans win a Senate majority in the Nov. 4 elections, the party’s new governing responsibilities may force potential 2016 presidential candidates such as Marco Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas to take uncomfortable votes that open them to criticism from rivals outside of Congress.