At the Illinois Republican convention yesterday in Tinley Park, emphasis was on AB/EB, absentee ballot/early ballot as supremely important come election time. Wall St. Jnl has that today.
The Candidate: Scott Walker
The Play: Getting out the absentee vote
The Strategy: As Mr. Walker, Wisconsin’s Republican governor, tried to fend off an effort to recall him from office over his law limiting union power, Republicans rolled out a program to encourage less-than-reliable GOP voters to cast their ballots before Election Day using the state’s absentee-ballot option. The goal was to identify Wisconsin Republicans who were likely to support Mr. Walker but occasionally skipped elections. Mr. Walker prevailed, and RNC officials say they hope to use their absentee-voting efforts in Wisconsin as a model for …