RNC Chairman Priebus Statement on the Wisconsin Recall Elections
WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on the Wisconsin recall elections:
“Last November, Wisconsin voters elected new leaders to get their state back on track. When they did, union bosses lost their allies in the state house and vowed to stop at nothing to return Wisconsin to the failed politics-as-usual.
“While Gov. Scott Walker and Republicans in Wisconsin have put people back to work and turned deficits into surpluses, Big Labor and Democrats orchestrated a recall election for selfish political retribution. Despite spending unprecedented amounts of outside money to influence the outcome, they were soundly defeated for the second time in nine months.
“Today, Wisconsin voters rejected the reckless spending of Wisconsin Democrats and the downgrade-inducing policies of their Washington counterparts. They have given their seal of approval to Republicans’ successful efforts to balance the budget and ensure a healthy economy.
“This is a victory for Wisconsin families over the influence of special interest money and patronage politics.”