With Wisconsin Democrats putting pressure on the national Democratic party to step up in the effort to recall Scott Walker, the Democratic National Committee is reaffirming its support, but it's still not committing actual money.
The Democratic Governors Association has already spent $2 million on the recall, but there's still no definite answer on the $500,000 the Democratic Party of Wisconsin has requested from the DNC:
"The DNC will use both its substantial network of activists and supporters as well as extensive online resources to develop the ground game" in Wisconsin, Roussell said. She declined to comment on whether or not the committee would make any financial investments in the race, but said "the DNC is fully committed to helping Mayor Barrett win the election."
As part of that, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is holding a fundraiser for Democratic nominee Tom Barrett. Like the DNC, President Obama's reelection campaign is helping out in ways that don't involve direct infusions of cash, focusing on voter registration and education.
Both the DNC and the Democratic Party of Wisconsin emphasize that the DNC hasn't yet said it would not contribute to the recall effort financially. But in a close election that will be determined by turnout, time is running short for Wisconsin Democrats and the Barrett campaign to have their GOTV plans in place—and that requires knowing how much money they'll have.