Washington (CNN) - Last week's meeting of the Republican National Committee in Arizona was dominated by talk of the presidential race, but top officials also weighed in on the highly charged recall election in Wisconsin.
The RNC Executive Committee drafted and approved a statement supporting Gov. Scott Walker in the race against "the national big money, big labor attempt to disenfranchise the voters of Wisconsin through their current recall efforts."
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The statement of support, crafted by Utah National Committeeman Bruce Hough and South Carolina National Committeewoman Cindy Costa, reads:
"This is a clarion call to everyone in this country to protect the integrity of elections. If this recall effort is successful in Wisconsin it will embolden big labor to overturn other elections throughout the country. Big labor has committed to spend an unprecedented $60 million to recall a governor who only dared to be honest with the people of Wisconsin on how to get spending and the cost of government under control."
The RNC, which is chaired by Wisconsin native and Walker friend Reince Priebus, is engaged in voter contact efforts and get-out-the-vote operations for the race.
It might be an optimistic assessment for a state that hasn't voted Republican in a presidential race since 1984, but top GOP officials say that a win for Walker in the June recall will rally their base and leave Democrats dispirited for the presidential race in November, giving them a chance to pick off Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes.