Kapanke for Congress
Reince Priebus, Wisconsin GOP Chairman, stopped by the Kapanke headquarters for a visit and I was able to have a great conversation with him. I tried to capture the conversation on audio but it didn't work out. I'm still experimenting with audio on the blog and I just couldn't get good enough quality to publish.
As I mentioned, the conversation was great. Reince is very excited about the conservative movement that is sweeping the nation. On that topic I asked him about the impact the Tea Parties will have in Wisconsin and he said, "We're blessed in Wisconsin because our Republican legislators and leadership has always been conservative so we're really not fighting against the movement the way other states have been. The Tea Party really gave us a good kick in the pants to help energize what we are already doing to stand up for conservative principles."
I have setup my 'mobile blogging command center' at the Kapanke headquarters so I can be on the scene to blog about the activities throughout the weekend leading up to the election.
I had a terrific conversation with Brian Chatwin, campaign manager for Dan Kapanke's campaign and he told me about the grassroots ground effort that is going on.
He said volunteers in La Crosse, Eau Claire, Platteville, Hudson, River Falls and all around the district are delivering door hanger election information and making phone calls to get voters to the polls on Tuesday.
We also talked about the total lack of grassroots energy for Ron Kind's campaign. Brian mentioned that there may be a few College Democrats helping out but not nearly the numbers of stay-at-home mom's, farmers, fulltime workers, grandmas, and grandpas who are coming out to the Kapanke headquarters to lend a hand.
"Elections have consequences." That is what Mike Huebsch told me in early 2009 regarding the 2008 election. It was a simple yet profound three-word sentence because everyone who hears it thinks back to what the consequences are from their own individual perspective.