Link to November 21 Wausau Daily Herald editorial, "Note to Republicans: Focus on economy".
Among others, the Daily Herald editorial board endorsed Republicans Scott Walker and Pam Galloway.
Excerpt: The midterm elections of 2010 are not that long ago, but already it seems like Wisconsin Republicans have completely forgotten what happened.
Here's a refresher course: The wave election in Wisconsin that swept the GOP into power from the governor's mansion to the state Assembly was about jobs (we need more of them) and the state budget (it needs reforming). The issues and top priorities that state government faces today are more clear-cut this year than they have been at any time in recent memory.
Based on their behavior lately, it seems like the GOP got an altogether different message. Here's a rundown of the 2010 election Republicans seem to remember:
- Repeal smoking ban.
- Repeal domestic partner registry.
- Sign on to lawsuit against federal government health care reform.