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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

 6:02 PM 

GOP using primary as dry run for November, business as usual today for Dems

The state GOP said it was using today's primary as a dry run for its turnout operation ahead of the November election.

The state Dem Party, though, said it was just doing its normal voter contacts ahead of today's vote.

Dem spokeswoman Melissa Baldauff said with so many competitive primaries in the ballot for Dems, the party focused on standard voter contacts, including a day of action over the weekend. That include 50,00 voter contacts combined from doors and phone calls.

"What we're working toward is November," she said.

State GOP spokesman Jesse Dougherty said the party is using hundreds of volunteers at polling places around the state to test its turnout operation for November. That includes collecting information from the polls, phones and doors to identify GOP voters who had not yet cast ballots and contacting them.

"The Republican Party of Wisconsin is out in force across the state today, performing a full-scale Election Day dry run with hundreds of volunteers at polling places, knocking on doors, and making phone calls as we develop the unprecedented operation that will carry Republicans to victory in November," he said.

-- By JR Ross


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