Journal Sentinel data show significant percentage similarities in the Walker-Barrett 2010 and 2012 gubernatorial races.
But Walker got to spend and benefit from $35-$50 million, and an advantage over Barrett by something like 7:1 this time, so where's Walker's growth? Yes, he won, but not in a landslide.
You'd think all that money would have bought him more love.
From the newspaper's election night' graphics:
|2010 November Governor - General|
|Wisconsin - 3607 of 3609 Precincts Reporting - 99%|
|Walker , Scott||GOP||1,128,159||52%|
|Barrett , Tom||Dem||1,005,008||47%|
|Governor - Special General|
|June 05, 2012 - 11:56PM CT|
|Wisconsin - 3340 of 3424 Precincts Reporting - 98%|
|Walker , Scott (i)||GOP||1,271,011||53%|
|Barrett , Tom||Dem||1,101,236||46%|