Madison, Wisconsin (CNN) – In the canon of political cliches, "it all comes down to turnout" is among the most tired.
But in the case of the polarizing and closely watched Wisconsin recall election, the maxim happens to ring true.
Public polling, internal polling and campaign strategists all tell the same story: Republican Gov. Scott Walker is clinging to a tiny lead over his Democratic opponent, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, heading into Tuesday's vote.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican hero for pushing austerity measures that stripped collective bargaining rights from most public unions, rallied supporters Monday night, one last push before a recall that's drawn lots of outside interest and money.
"We can't spike the ball on the 10-yard line. We've got to take it all the way into the end zone," Walker said in a Green Bay restaurant, within walking distance of the Packers' famed Lambeau Field.FULL STORY
(CNN) - If Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker wins Tuesday's recall election, the big bucks the Republican governor and his allies have spent to run TV commercials will be a contributing factor.
Walker, the Republican Governors Association, and independent tea party groups and other grassroots fiscal conservative organizations have spent around $2.484 million to run ads in the recall campaign over the past week, according to data provided to its clients by Kantar Media/Campaign Media Analysis Group, a company that tracks and estimates the costs of campaign television ads.
Washington (CNN) - Fueled by the power of organized labor, the passion of the tea party and millions in outside money, it is politics gone wild in Wisconsin.
The recall race to oust Republican Gov. Scott Walker has pretty much seen it all - except for President Barack Obama.FULL STORY
Aboard the 'A Better Wisconsin' bus tour (CNN) - To Oriannah Paul and many on the right, embattled Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is a hero who stood on principles and took the state out of the red and created a surplus.
To Lane Hall and many on the left, Walker is a man who should be removed from office for stripping collective bargaining rights and cutting education funding.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – Tom Barrett, the Democratic challenger in Wisconsin’s vote over the recall of Republican Gov. Scott Walker, said Sunday he did not ask President Barack Obama to visit the state ahead of Tuesday’s election.
“We understand he’s got a lot going on,” Barrett said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
(CNN) - The Progressive Change Campaign Committee announced on Saturday it is spending $100,000 in the last five days before the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall vote.
This latest spend brings the PCCC's investment supporting the recall of Republican Gov. Scott Walker, plus his lieutenant and several state legislators, to $300,000, the group said, with two thirds of that coming in the last two weeks.
Madison, Wisconsin (CNN) - President Barack Obama's absence in Wisconsin to campaign for the Republican governor's challenger "speaks volumes," and is a troubling sign for Democrats, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch said.
In an interview with CNN on Friday, Kleefisch was asked about former President Bill Clinton's stop in the state that day.
(CNN) – Speaking before an animated crowd in Milwaukee Friday, former President Bill Clinton decried the partisan atmosphere he said was responsible for the bitter recall vote in Wisconsin, saying the Republican candidate had struck upon a "divide and conquer" policy to win political points.
"This is a big deal, and it is not about Republicans and Democrats, or traditional conservatives and liberals," Clinton said, taking aim at Republican Gov. Scott Walker for dividing his state after a bitter fight over collective bargaining rights for union workers. Clinton was campaigning for the Democratic candidate, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.
(CNN) – Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Tom Barrett talk about Wisconsin's upcoming recall election on Tuesday and the toll its taking on voters.