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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

ELECTION NIGHT: GOV. WALKER NOTCHES MAJOR WIN IN WISCONSIN RECALL VOTE

Posted on June 5, 2012 at 9:07pm by Mytheos Holt Mytheos Holt

MADISON — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker beat back a recall challenge Tuesday, winning both the right to finish his term and a voter endorsement of his strategy to curb state spending, which included the explosive measure that eliminated union rights for most public workers.

The rising Republican star becomes the first governor in U.S. history to survive a recall attempt with his defeat of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and the union leaders who rallied for months against his agenda.

With 37 percent of precincts reporting, Walker was ahead 59 percent to Barrett’s 40 percent, according to early returns tabulated by The Associated Press.

Read more on The Blaze.

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