Romney reacts to Wisconsin recall vote
June 5th, 2012
11:22 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney reacts to Wisconsin recall vote

(CNN) – Mitt Romney praised Gov. Scott Walker's win in Wisconsin's recall election, describing Tuesday night's results as a victory for the GOP nationwide.

"Tonight's results will echo beyond the borders of Wisconsin. Governor Walker has shown that citizens and taxpayers can fight back – and prevail – against the runaway government costs imposed by labor bosses," Romney said in a statement.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Scott Walker • Wisconsin
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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Filed under: 2012 • Scott Walker • Wisconsin
Wisconsin lieutenant governor survives recall vote, CNN projects
June 5th, 2012
10:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Wisconsin lieutenant governor survives recall vote, CNN projects

(CNN) – Incumbent Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, a Republican, will survive a recall vote Tuesday, CNN projects, along with GOP Gov. Scott Walker.


Filed under: 2012 • Scott Walker • Wisconsin
BREAKING: Walker wins Wisconsin recall, CNN projects
June 5th, 2012
09:58 PM ET
2 years ago

BREAKING: Walker wins Wisconsin recall, CNN projects

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


Filed under: 2012 • Scott Walker • Wisconsin
Exit polls show tight race in Wisconsin recall race
June 5th, 2012
08:59 PM ET
2 years ago

Exit polls show tight race in Wisconsin recall race

(CNN) – Wisconsin voters inundated by advertising and door-to-door canvassing began delivering their judgments Tuesday on whether to recall Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican hero for pushing austerity measures that stripped collective bargaining rights from most public unions.

Early exit polling suggests those efforts might have been wasted, as 88% of those responding to poll-takers said they made up their mind on how to vote before the end of April.

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Filed under: 2012 • Scott Walker • Tom Barrett • Wisconsin
June 5th, 2012
06:51 PM ET
2 years ago

Exit polls show close Wisconsin recall race

(CNN) - Exit polling of voters in the Wisconsin recall election showed a tight contest, with a clear majority of voters having made up their minds well before the final weeks which saw intense campaigning on both sides of the aisle.

Voters were split 52%-48% with Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, taking a slight advantage over Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, a Democrat, the CNN exit polls showed. Asked how they would vote if the presidential election were held today, a 12-point margin emerged. President Barack Obama would have carried the state with 54% to GOP candidate Mitt Romney's 42%.
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Filed under: Scott Walker • Tom Barrett • Wisconsin
O'Malley: Obama visit would have nationalized Wisconsin race
June 5th, 2012
05:24 PM ET
2 years ago

O'Malley: Obama visit would have nationalized Wisconsin race

(CNN) – The Wisconsin recall election of Republican Gov. Scott Walker has garnered national political attention, but the chairman of the Democratic Governor Association said Tuesday that if President Barack Obama had visited the state, he would have brought the race to yet another level of national scrutiny.

The President did not visit Wisconsin to campaign on behalf of his fellow Democrat, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, in the recall election held Tuesday. DGA chairman Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley O'Malley made the remarks in an interview for CNN's "John King, USA."
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Filed under: 2012 • Martin O'Malley • President Obama • Scott Walker • Tom Barrett • Wisconsin
Recalling a governor is rare - trying to, not so much
Former California Gov. Gray Davis. Davis became the second recalled governor in American history in 2003.
June 5th, 2012
11:53 AM ET
2 years ago

Recalling a governor is rare - trying to, not so much

Washington (CNN) – Many have tried, especially in California, but few have managed to successfully oust a U.S. governor through a recall election.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker faces that possibility Tuesday, due to Democratic outrage over steps last year by Walker and his Republican colleagues in the state legislature to weaken public unions.

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Filed under: Scott Walker • Tom Barrett • Wisconsin
June 5th, 2012
08:18 AM ET
2 years ago

Barrett says Obama visit would have been distraction

(CNN) – The Democratic challenger in Wisconsin's gubernatorial recall election said Tuesday the lack of a presidential campaign stop did not leave him feeling ignored, claiming such high-profile assistance would have turned the race into a national spectacle.

Of course, the vote taking place Tuesday has already grabbed headlines nationwide, and out-of-state groups have flooded the state with a massive influx of campaign cash. Yet Tom Barrett, the Democratic mayor of Milwaukee, said a visit from President Barack Obama would only have distracted from issues important to Wisconsin voters.
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Filed under: President Obama • Scott Walker • Tom Barrett • Wisconsin
June 5th, 2012
05:01 AM ET
2 years ago

Wisconsin recall comes down to who gets more voters to polls

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.

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Filed under: 2012 • Scott Walker • Tom Barrett • Wisconsin
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