O'Malley noted in a statement that
Wisconsin was one of 12 gubernatorial races up for grabs this year, and was seen as one of the Democrats best chances for a pick up. Walker incurred the wrath of public sector unions when he limited collective bargaining as part of his budget package.
O'Malley focused intently on the race, mentioning it during cable and national television appearances and making a last-ditch tour through the state last week to stump for Barrett.
Meanwhile, RGA chairman
, who is also the governor of neighboring Virginia, took a