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10/21/2014 12:27 pm ET Updated Oct 21, 2014

It's Probably Not The Best Idea To Insult Wisconsin Voters When You're Trying To Win A Close Election

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The Wisconsin gubernatorial race has been as tight as a tick since late July, with the last Marquette Law School poll depicting the contest as a genuine dead heat between incumbent governor Scott Walker (R) and his challenger, Mary Burke (D). The usual cliches about "turnout being critical" obviously apply. It's an environment in which winning friends and influencing people is a must. But according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Bill Glauber, one RNC co-chair who parachuted into the Badger State to aid in the effort to re-elect Walker must have missed the memo on how to be "Wisconsin nice." Per Glauber:

Sharon Day, the co-chair, told the audience, "It's not going to be an easy election, it's a close election. Like I said, much closer than I can even understand why.

"I don't want to say anything about your Wisconsin voters but, some of them might not be as sharp as a knife."

Probably should have stopped that sentence halfway through, before it become apparent that Day actually really wanted to say something about Wisconsin voters.

To make matters worse, all of this happened in "crucial Waukesha County."

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RNC co-chair: Some Wisconsin voters 'might not be as sharp as a knife' [Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]

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