Walker survives recall effort in Wisconsin, CNN projects
June 5th, 2012
10:48 PM ET
2 years ago

Walker survives recall effort in Wisconsin, CNN projects

(CNN) - In a vote with possible presidential election implications, Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin will survive a bitter recall effort, CNN projected Tuesday night.

Democratic Mayor Tom Barrett of Milwaukee, hoping to unseat Walker, led early in Dane County, home to Madison, and Milwaukee, according to the county clerk's website.

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soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Alex

    Milwaukee is in Milwaukee County, not Dane, vet your information before posting it.

    June 5, 2012 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  2. celmasri

    what a sickening tragedy....for those who VOTED for Walker are just really stupid and allowed for themselves to be bought and paid for.

    June 5, 2012 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  3. hamsta

    Might it have something to do with the economy?

    June 5, 2012 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  4. gt

    unions are toast.....government workers need to pull the weight like the rest of the working folks....obama is in deep do do...

    June 5, 2012 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  5. Name

    Mayor Barrett – what did you mean "let's go get 'em"? Who are you referring to?

    June 5, 2012 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  6. ConcernedSNCO

    How can the people vote against their own best interests? I will never understand. I wish you well Wisconsin, you're going to need it.

    June 5, 2012 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  7. VKJC

    Over 800,000 people voted for Barrett...was that not enough votes for CNN to feel he was worthy of having his concession speech televised?

    June 5, 2012 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  8. Former Republican, now an Independent

    Looks like Karl Rove has bought another election with concealed Money from the Saudi royal family.

    June 5, 2012 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  9. Squigman

    The people have spoken. Now the rest of the country has to respect their decision. You may scratch your head in amazement, but you need to respect their choice.

    June 5, 2012 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  10. Tony in Maine

    It looks like PT Barnum was correct – there's one born every minute.

    Scalia and Citizens United 1
    Citizens of the United States 0

    June 6, 2012 06:27 am at 6:27 am |
  11. T'sah from Virginia

    What a "slap in the face" for democracy!!! Wisconsin just allowed BIG CORPORATIONS decide our elections – Wisconsin was ground zero and now USA is ground ZERO!!! Out of the top 10 BIG CORPS that paid for the election in WI – 7 of them are Republican-driven – The three unions that are left to fight for the middle class are now DEAD!!!

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!! He was elected because of the "Fierce Urgency of NOW and NOW I see why!!!

    June 6, 2012 06:29 am at 6:29 am |
  12. Marie MD

    This is what the old farts in the scotus have done to this country. The money collected (most of it from out of state!) for walker was over $30M – Barrett, who came in late to the party, collected almost $4M.
    This is why we need to go out and vote in November. Money can't buy us another teapublikan candidate like it did the shrub in 2000!

    June 6, 2012 06:41 am at 6:41 am |