Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) on Sunday downplayed the minimal support from President Obama and the national Democratic Party apparatus, when repeatedly asked about it on CNN's State of the Union.
"It should be all about the people in the state of Wisconsin," Barrett said. "This is Wisconsin values versus outside influence, and again, I want to be on the side of Wisconsin values."
Gov. Scott Walker (R), he added, "wants to make this a national race because he wants to be on the national race, because he wants to be on the national stage as the rock star of the far right, as the poster boy of the tea party."