A number of Americans for Prosperity staffers from North Carolina are working in Wisconsin ahead of today's recall vote, effectively using the much-watched election as a test run for November's campaign back at home.
Dallas Woodhouse, the state director for the conservative advocacy group, said his team recently added six staff members (for a total of nine) and sent seven to Wisconsin to work on the election in which Republican Gov. Scott Walker is working to keep his job against Democratic Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett.
"Part of the reason I sent them to Wisconsin is to put into practice parts of the field plan that we will be using in North Carolina in November," Woodhouse said. "This is a great way to have a dry run at educating voters, running phone banks, and doing voter education lit drops and neighborhood walks."
AFP's November drive is focused on defeating President Barack Obama, aiming to create grassroots pressure to boost the Republican candidate by focusing on the Democrat's economic initiatives, "freedom-killing policies" and "big government" approach.