June 4th, 2012
11:45 AM ET
2 years ago

Does Obama's absence portend outcome of Wisconsin recall vote?

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.

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Filed under: President Obama • Scott Walker • Tom Barrett • Wisconsin
June 3rd, 2012
09:49 AM ET
2 years ago

Crunch time for recall volunteers

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.

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Filed under: 2012 • Scott Walker • Tom Barrett • Wisconsin
June 3rd, 2012
09:12 AM ET
2 years ago

Barrett on a presidential visit: Obama's busy

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.”
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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • Scott Walker • Tom Barrett • TV-State of the Union • Wisconsin
Democratic group makes $100k Wisconsin push in final days
June 2nd, 2012
11:57 AM ET
2 years ago

Democratic group makes $100k Wisconsin push in final days

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bill Clinton • Bob McDonnell • Chris Christie • Marco Rubio • PCCC • Scott Walker • Tom Barrett • Wisconsin
June 1st, 2012
12:44 PM ET
2 years ago

Clinton blasts 'divide and conquer' strategy ahead of Wisconsin recall

(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.
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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Scott Walker • Tom Barrett • Wisconsin
Candidates squabble over ads, spending in Wisconsin debate
June 1st, 2012
12:11 AM ET
2 years ago

Candidates squabble over ads, spending in Wisconsin debate

(CNN) - A Democratic Milwaukee mayor who will face an incumbent governor in Wisconsin's recall election engaged his rival in a heated debate Thursday over a campaign ad about homicide records in the city.

Mayor Tom Barrett and Gov. Scott Walker were participating in their second debate before the June 5 gubernatorial recall vote.
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Filed under: Scott Walker • Tom Barrett • Wisconsin
Wisconsin guv up in third straight poll
May 30th, 2012
02:34 PM ET
2 years ago

Wisconsin guv up in third straight poll

(CNN) – With six days to go until the recall election of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a new poll indicates that the Republican governor holds a seven point advantage over his Democratic challenger.

According to a Marquette Law School poll released Wednesday, 52% of people likely to vote in Wisconsin's June 5 election say they back Walker, with 45% saying they support Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, the Democratic challenger. Barrett won his party's primary earlier this month, setting up a rematch with Walker from the 2010 election, that Walker won by five points.
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Filed under: Scott Walker • Tom Barrett • Wisconsin
Incumbent outraised Democratic challenger in Wisconsin gubernatorial contest
May 29th, 2012
08:16 PM ET
2 years ago

Incumbent outraised Democratic challenger in Wisconsin gubernatorial contest

(CNN) – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's campaign raised $5 million in the last month, while his recall election challenger - Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett - brought in $3.1 million, their campaigns said on Tuesday.

Just one week out from the election, Walker had $1.6 cash on hand and Barrett had nearly $1.5 available to spend in this campaign, which has so far attracted millions of dollars of outside spending.
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Filed under: Fundraising • Scott Walker • Tom Barrett • Wisconsin
Wisconsin's still a national fight
May 29th, 2012
10:39 AM ET
2 years ago

Wisconsin's still a national fight

(CNN) – The national spotlight will continue to shine on Wisconsin this week with additional national political figures taking to the Badger State to support their nominees in the gubernatorial recall election.

Republican Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will stump for incumbent Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday. Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz visit the state Wednesday on behalf of Walker challenger and Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bob McDonnell • Debbie Wasserman Schultz • Scott Walker • Tom Barrett • Wisconsin
GOP outspends Dems to run ads in Wisconsin recall
May 28th, 2012
10:52 AM ET
2 years ago

GOP outspends Dems to run ads in Wisconsin recall

(CNN) - If Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker wins next week's recall election, the big bucks the Republican governor and his allies have spent to run TV commercials will be a contributing factor.

And the ad wars over the recall contest may give Wisconsin a dubious honor this election year.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Scott Walker • Tom Barrett • Wisconsin
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