Scott Walker

12:32am

Wed June 6, 2012
It's All Politics

How Walker Held On To His Job In Wisconsin

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 6:17 am

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker greets supporters at a rally Tuesday in Waukesha, Wis., after weathering a recall challenge.
Scott Olson Getty Images

Gov. Scott Walker beat back a recall attempt in Wisconsin on Tuesday by doing what he had to do: turning out huge majorities in the Republican enclaves of the state — especially in its eastern half near Lake Michigan.

In the end, Walker wound up with about 53 percent of the vote, about 1 percentage point better than he had in winning the governorship the first time in November 2010.

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5:53pm

Tue June 5, 2012
Politics

Wis. Voters Turn Out In Droves For Recall Election

Robert Siegel talks with Don Gonyea and David Schaper about the state's recall election.

5:31pm

Tue June 5, 2012
It's All Politics

Live Blog: Wisconsin Decides Governor's Fate In Recall Vote

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 5:40 am

Supporters of Republican Gov. Scott Walker watch returns as they await the governor's speech at an election night rally on Tuesday in Waukesha, Wis. Walker survived a recall election in the state, defeating his Democratic rival, Tom Barrett.
Brian Kersey UPI/Landov

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, just the third governor in U.S. history to face a recall effort, is now the first to successfully defeat such an attempt. The Associated Press projected that Walker would defeat Milwaukee's Democratic Mayor Tom Barrett in what was a rematch of the 2010 gubernatorial election.

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3:33pm

Tue June 5, 2012
Politics

Sky's The Limit In Campaign Cash For Wis. Governor

Originally published on Tue June 5, 2012 5:53 pm

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Democratic challenger to Republican Gov. Scott Walker, greets supporters Tuesday in Racine, Wis.
Brian Kersey UPI /Landov

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker vastly out-raised and outspent his Democratic challenger in the state's recall election, largely on the strength of major donations from across the country.

One reason for that was a quirk in Wisconsin law, which lets a governor in Walker's situation bypass limits on political donations.

Wisconsin law says candidates for governor normally may not take donations of more than $10,000 each. That was the limit under which Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, the Democrat, operated in the recall election being decided Tuesday at the polls.

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8:42am

Tue June 5, 2012
It's All Politics

County-By-County Battle In Wisconsin

Originally published on Tue June 5, 2012 12:07 pm

"Recall Walker" buttons at the Rock County Democratic Party Headquarters Monday in Janesville, Wis.
Scott Olson Getty Images

Wisconsin votes on recalling its governor Tuesday, and much has already been made of that vote's potential implications beyond the state.

But for now, this historic moment belongs to the 3 million-plus Wisconsinites registered to vote. Most of them are expected to turn out, and those who do will be thinking about the implications for Wisconsin more than the prospects for fallout elsewhere.

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