Wisconsin Insider Priebus: Races Not As Close As Polls Suggest

MILWAUKEE, WI - APRIL 01:  U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) speaks during a pancake breakfast for Republican Presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at Bluemound Gardens on April 1, 2012 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. With less than a week before the Wisconsin primary, Mitt Romney continues to campaign through the state.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Polls suggest that Wisconsin’s statewide races for governor and senator are toss-ups, but Reince Priebus, former leader of both the state GOP and the RNC, says he’s confident of Republican victories.
  • In a radio interview, Priebus said that independent and undecided voters breaking for Republicans.
  • “They are leaning overwhelmingly to [GOP governor candidate] Tim Michels and [U.S. Sen.] Ron Johnson,” Priebus said. “When given the choice between [Democratic Gov.] Tony Evers and [U.S. Senate candidate] Mandela Barnes on the issues of education and crime – and in the case of Ron Johnson, inflation, gas, groceries – all of these things that are at the forefront of voters’ minds, by a longshot the Republicans are doing much better.”

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