Said one Madison politico last week: "If anybody says they know who's going to win, they're lying."
I don't intend on lying. I can see the election going either way. As I've mentioned before, while part of me believes the increased turnout will benefit Mayor Dave, Soglin has done about as well in the wake of the protests as any candidate could hope to do. He has big name recognition in the city, and his background as a protestor during the 60's and 70's will undoubtedly convince some that he has what it takes to stand up to Walker.
It's important to note that although I believe the dynamics of the mayoral election will be largely shaped by the actions of the governor, thankfully most of the debate has centered on city-specific issues.
In the county executive race I can say I know Joe Parisi will crush Eileen Bruskewitz and not be a liar. I think he'll easily exceed 60 percent of the vote. Could he get over 70?
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