The war for Wisconsin voters ended on Tuesday, following a year of battles fought on several fronts, including direct mail. Direct mail was enlisted by both sides from early on.
Following the success of the Republicans in the 2010 elections, things looked kind of bleak for Democrats across the land. But then Wisconsin happened. Governor Scott Walker, a Republican, supported bills in the state legislature that limited collective bargaining rights of some unionized government employees. The move sparked weeks of large protests, and the absence of some Democratic lawmakers, until the changes were pushed through. So ended act one of the great drama.