State Democrats don't seem to be holding party chair Mike Tate responsible for the most brutal beatdown the party has taken in over a half century. Cory Liebmann, a Dem strategist and blogger, isn't the only insider who is standing by Tate. He lists these reasons:
$5.4 million were raised for the coordinated campaign
2.4 million phone calls were made and 1.3 million doors were knocked on by party volunteers. In fact Wisconsin Democrats filled more shifts this fall than any other state party in the nation.
214 Full-time staff were on the payroll and were working in 54 offices statewide.
Outreach to students was successful as they made up 15.5% of the electorate in Wisconsin and that was the highest number in the country.
DPW has ZERO DEBT coming out of this mid-term election.
The number of paid party members is quickly approaching its highest level in 20 years.
Membership revenue has increased by 81.75% from 2009.
On the flipside, Michael Steele, who presided over one of the most successful Republican years in history, is having a hard time convincing members of his party that he had anything to do with it.
The guy who may take Steele's spot is Reince Priebus, the chair of the Republican Party of Wisconsin. Recess Supervisor, a former Republican staffer who generally hates Republicans, believes it's a good move.