Wisconsin Democrats are no dummies. They’re not sitting around and waiting until six months before the 2014 elections to get off their hineys to start an “unprecedented” statewide organizing strategy, nosireebob.
Starting later next month the party plans to put people on the ground in an effort to build on the momentum of the 2012 presidential race and to address what the party chairman called “underperformance” in state legislative races. [...]
[Party Chairman Mike Tate] said the effort — expected to cost about $500,000 a year — is geared toward defeating Gov. Scott Walker, regaining control of the state Senate and making gains in the heavily GOP-controlled Assembly. [...]
“We’re not going to beat Scott Walker on money,” Tate said. “But we believe people are on our side.”
Tate went on to say that their goal is attainable. We do know one thing: It’s far more attainable with aggressive plans like these. If only Democrats in every state had this much energy, foresight, and ability to aim high and follow through.
We can’t afford to lose in 2014, in state elections nor nationally, especially considering all the dirty tricks the GOP has been pulling. Even smaller local elections are important, so heads up, Dems. Follow Wisconsin’s lead.