[Business Insider] - “If we do win, it will be by a razor-thin margin,” David Obey, a retired Democratic congressman who is considering running against Walker, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Democrats outside the state have expressed concern about sinking money into
David Ross "Dave" Obey (born October 3, 1938) is the former U.S. Representative for , serving 21 consecutive terms from until The district includes much of the northwestern portion of the state, including Wausau and Superior. He is a member of the Democratic Party, and served as Chairman of the powerful House Committee on Appropriations from to and again from to
[Washington Post (blog)] - So far the field includes state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout and former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk. The big names, though, are Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and former congressman David Obey. (Previous ranking: N/A) 1. North Carolina (D): See above.
[Isthmus] - David Obey from attacks by Bishop Burke, who was on a campaign to prevent pro-choice Democrats from receiving communion in the Catholic Church. Vinehout says her comments were taken out of context — that she never described herself as pro-life
[American Spectator] - David Obey, according to a recent Marquette Law School poll, trail Walker and percent, respectively. And State Senator Tim Cullen, a candidate who's won the backing of the increasingly RINO-ish Republican Senate candidate, former Governor
[Wall Street Journal] - The likeliest candidates to challenge Mr. Walker are two liberals, former Congressman David Obey and Madison County Executive Kathleen Falk. A new nonpartisan poll by Marquette University shows the governor at 50% job approval (with 45% disapproving)
[Dane101] - David Obey, and Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett, who Walker defeated in the race for governor, as well as state Rep. Peter Barca. State Sen. Jon Erpenbach, who at one point said he was considering it, might be stepping back (see below).
[Janesville Gazette] - David Obey and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett also are apparently considering runs. Cullen said he expected others might enter the race as well. He said he has no preference among the possible candidates and would support his party's nominee.
[ThirdCoast Digest] - In the poll, Obama leads Mitt Romney 48 percent to 40 percent for the presidential election. For the likely recall election, Walker currently leads potential challengers Tom Barrett, Kathleen Falk and David Obey by at least six percent.