Bitter fight in Wisconsin as precursor to November's Presidential election
POSTED: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 8:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 8:02am
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Today we see a democrat and a republican with very different policies, completely different ideas about how to create jobs in this country both fighting to keep their jobs.
"You go through some dings and dents in this job. But I tell you what -- I'm more determined than I've ever been," said President Barack Obama.
President Obama got some heavyweight help in New York last night, raising $3.6 million at star-studded fundraisers with Former President Bill Clinton.
"He did the best he could with a lousy hand. And he will do better if the American people said, 'No, we don't want to go back to what got us in trouble in the first place," said Former President Bill Clinton.
It's the first time the two have appeared together since Clinton defended Mitt Romney's business record.
Clinton also campaigned for Tom Barrett, who's hoping to unseat Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker today.
You may remember the protests over union rights, and the recall. Today's the final vote. "This is about the facts. This is about substance. This is not about personality," said Governor Scott Walker, Wisconsin.
"This is not about the word 'I', this is about the word 'WE'. We are in this together," said Tom Barrett, Candidate for Governor.
Wisconsin's being watched all over the country.
Millions have poured in from out of state.
Polls show it's tight.
"What we're seeing in Wisconsin, the polarization, is exactly what we're seeing nationally," said Political Analyst Stu Rothenberg, "The Rothenberg Political Report".
The electorate, divided. A democrat and a republican... In the fight of their lives.