Partisan Battles in Swing States and the November Elections

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In tomorrow's Wisconsin recall election, the target is Republican Governor Scott Walker, and the issue is the rights of public workers. If tea partiers and big money can defeat the efforts of organized labor, what about other states and the presidential campaign? In Florida, Republican Governor Rick Scott and his Secretary of State Ken Detzner have set out to purge the voting rolls of thousands of suspected non-citizens. Two newspapers have concluded that Hispanics, blacks, Democrats and Independents are being targeted at a much higher rate than white Republicans. The Governor says, "Absolutely not true." But in a state George W. Bush won by 537 votes, anything could make a difference.

Credits

Guests:
Mary Spicuzza - Wisconsin State Journal - @MSpicuzzaWSJ, Jonathan Zimmerman - New York University, John Nichols - The Nation - @NicholsUprising, Marc Caputo - Politico - @MarcACaputo, Ion Sancho - Leon County Elections Division

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Andrea Brody, Christian Bordal