The Washington Post
After speaking at the factory here, Obama headed for a fundraising event in nearby Milwaukee for Mayor Tom Barrett, a gubernatorial candidate the White House helped recruit.
In a conference call with journalists, Reince Priebus, chairman of the Wisconsin Republican Party, said Obama’s past visits on behalf of Democratic candidates have been “the kiss of death,” and he predicted that this one wouldn’t help Barrett much. He said that in Wisconsin, “government spending is going up, but not the economy.”
“There’s a disconnect here, and the Democrats are making it worse,” Priebus said.