Out this month: More than They Bargained For: Scott Walker, Unions, and the Fight for Wisconsin by Jason Stein and Patrick Marley. One interesting highlight from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: "The top two officials within Obama's re-election...Show More Summary
The AP reports nearly $81 million was spent on the failed effort to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R). The money spent on Walker's race was more than double the previous record spending of $37.4 million in Walker's 2010 campaig...
"The truth of the matter is, as President of the United States, I've got a lot of responsibilities." -- President Obama, in an interview with WBAY-TV, on why he didn't campaign for Tom Barrett (D) in the Wisconsin recall race.
"In the end, after all the ground-breaking rancor and searing conflict and mind-boggling money and crushing attention, Scott Walker's 2012 victory for governor looked a lot like his 2010 victory for governor," Craig Gilbert reports. "This was a volatile conflict but not a volatile electorate. Show More Summary
CNN exit polls show a dead heat between Gov. Scott Walker (R) and challenger Tom Barrett (D), 50% to 50%.
Despite indications that President Obama's re-election campaign thinks Wisconsin is a swing state, exits polls in today's gubernatorial recall election shows Obama leading Mitt Romney by six points, 51% to 45%.
The Wisconsin gubernatorial race isn't the only recall race today, Joshua Spivak notes."Today alone, there will be 17 recalls. There will be the six in Wisconsin; three in Fullerton, California, which would be a major national story if it wasn't for the Wisconsin recalls; three in Greenfield, California and five in Hermiston, Oregon."
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) told Fox Business that he wouldn't be Mitt Romney's vice presidential running mate, regardless of how today's recall vote turns out. Said Walker: "If Mitt Romney were to ask me who would be a good pick from Wisconsin, I would say my friend Paul Ryan would be at the top of the list. Show More Summary
President Obama made no effort to campaign in Wisconsin's gubernatorial recall race but he finally declared his support for Tom Barrett (D) on Twitter. Tweeted Obama: "It's Election Day in Wisconsin tomorrow, and I'm standing by Tom Barret. He'd make an outstanding governor. -bo."
Wisconsin voters head to the polls today in a historic recall election that is expected to draw large numbers to the polls. Gov. Scott Walker (R) is slightly favored over challenger Tom Barrett (D). Polls close at 9 pm ET. Meanwhile,...Show More Summary
John Avlon: "It's not just because the attempt to recall conservative Gov. Scott Walker is a ground-game test case that foreshadows the super PAC-funded fight between big business and big labor in the fall presidential election." "It's because the Wisconsin GOP dominates the Republican National Committee right now. Show More Summary
"We understand he's got a lot going on."-- Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D), interviewed by CNN, on President Obama not campaigning for him in the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election.
A new Public Policy Polling survey in Wisconsin shows Gov. Scott Walker (R) slightly ahead of Tom Barrett (D) in the recall election, 50% to 47%. Key finding: "Barrett is actually winning independent voters by a 48-46 margin. The reason...Show More Summary
John Ellis looks ahead to next week's Wisconsin recall: "Truly important elections don't come along that often. This one matters." "The key to this election, however, is not really whether Governor Walker wins. More or less everyone expects him to do that. Show More Summary
Bill Clinton will head to Wisconsin on Friday to campaign on behalf of Tom Barrett (D) in the race to recall Gov. Scott Walker (R), CNN reports. Clinton will be the most high profile Democratic surrogate to travel to Wisconsin to campaign for Barrett. Show More Summary
A new new Marquette Law School Poll in Wisconsin shows Gov. Scott Walker (R) leading challenger Tom Barrett (D), 52% to 45% among likely voters.
Wisconsin election officials "are predicting that between 60 to 65 percent of the voting age population, or about 2.6 to 2.8 million people, will cast regular and absentee ballots in the June 5 recall election," the Wisconsin State Journal...Show More Summary
A new Wisconsin poll commissioned by the Democratic Governors Association finds Gov. Scott Walker (R) with a narrow lead over challenger Tom Barrett (D) in the recall election, 49% to 46%.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) and his Republican allies have outspent Tom Barrett (D) and supportive groups more than 3-1 on TV ad buys during the three months leading up to the June 5 recall election, The Hotline reports.
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: "Ever since the recall wars erupted in this battleground state, the Obama campaign has been faced with a dilemma: how involved does the President get in a polarizing fight with huge national overtones?" "Less than two weeks to go before the June 5 election, the answer seems pretty clear. Show More Summary