Paul Ryan's home state, Wisconsin, could lose billions of dollars if Ryan gets into the White House and Republicans take control of Congress.
The Ryan pick was intended to galvanize the right-wing base, but amusingly, it is actually Republicans who have mapped the road against Ryan.
For the labor movement and its allies, today's recall election of Scott Walker is only part of a groundswell of inspiring actions that began with a historic uprising early in 2011.
Wisconsin has been torn apart by Walker's ideological civil war and his divide-and-conquer assault on our values and our workers. We cannot fix Wisconsin and move forward as long as Walker remains governor.
"Today is another historic day in democracy for the state of Wisconsin," said Phil Neuenfeldt, president of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO.
One of the GOP state senators under recall here, Pam Galloway (claiming a family health problem) resigned this weekend, wiping out the Republican majority and leaving that chamber split 16-16.
Voters will be headed to the polls for recall elections involving Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, and four Republican state senators.
Wisconsinites stood up and proved that once again, they are ready to fight.
Calling it "the single most restrictive voter eligibility law" in the nation, Judge David Flanagan issued a temporary injunction stopping the state's requirement to show a photo ID in the April 3 elections.
Jarvis Tyner, executive vice chair of the Communist Party USA, made appearances in Wisconsin Mar. 2 and 3 to lend a hand in the fight for justice.