Recall

  1. The total spent by both campaigns in the effort to recall Gov. Scott Walker was more than twice what the 2010 governor’s race cost, according to a new tally by the Democracy Campaign. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports

    The Democracy Campaign estimated Walker and groups supporting him spent $58.7 million, compared with $22 million spent by Barrett, three Democrats whom Barrett defeated in the May primary and groups supporting Democrats. Additionally, independent candidate Hariprasad Trivedi spent about $300,000.

    jsonline.com »

  2. Some Racine voters did not sign the required poll books when casting their ballots on June 5, but state officials say the votes still count.

    The recount committee has until July 2nd to finalize the results.

    journaltimes.com »

  3. [Obama] just assumed from the very beginning that Wisconsin was going to be his. But you know what? We’re going to win Wisconsin and we’re going to get in the White House.”

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    Mitt Romney during his bus tour stop in Janesville, Wis.

    Wisconsin hasn’t voted for a Republican for president since Ronald Reagan, but with Gov. Scott Walker surviving the recent recall election, the GOP has a renewed sense of power in the Dairy State. The Boston Globe explains why Romney predicts he’ll win Wisconsin.

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  4. "This is not about maintaining power or denying Democrats power. There are no ‘secret plans’ for a special legislative session during this recount, and no votes scheduled," State Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) said on Friday.

    Official results showed Wanggaard lost his seat in the recall elections to John Lehman (D-Racine), a loss that, if it stands, would shift the Wisconsin state senate to Democratic majority. 

     

    jsonline.com »

  5. Republicans in Wisconsin won the war for the governor’s race, but it appears they have lost the battle in the Senate. According to The Associated Press’ informal count, former Sen. John Lehman defeated GOP Sen. Van Wanggaard of Racine by 770 votes - just over 1 percent. This narrow victory would result in a 17-16 democratic majority in the Senate.

    However, with November elections fast-approaching, will Democrats be able to maintain this new majority power? JSonline explains why Wisconsin Democrats’ consolation prize could be short-lived. 

    jsonline.com »


  6. Just over one hour after polls closed in Wisconsin, reputable news sources were calling the race in Scott Walker’s favor.

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