(CNN) – Republicans scored a decisive victory Tuesday in the bitter Wisconsin recall election as Gov. Scott Walker beat back Democratic challenger Tom Barrett and his organized labor allies to keep his seat in Madison.
But will it matter in November?FULL STORY
(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.FULL STORY
(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%.
(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."
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.FULL STORY
(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.
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.