I don't know everyone in Wisconsin, but the people at the heart of the protests did not support Tom Barrett. Now to be fair, I do not know what the rest of the left is like but he did well on the polls and that is how he ran.
I think Tom Barrett is an honorable man. But I don't think he was the best person to run. I think you will get to know who that is later in the series.
But, for now, we will leave it at that.