Campaign Headlines June 4, 2012: Wisconsin Recall Election: Republican Gov. Scott Walker Leads Democrat Tom Barrett in Polls Ahead of Vote


By Bonnie K. Goodman

Ms. Goodman is the Editor of History Musings. She has a BA in History & Art History & a Masters in Library and Information Studies from McGill University, and has done graduate work in history at Concordia University. Ms. Goodman has also contributed the overviews, and chronologies in History of American Presidential Elections, 1789-2008, 4th edition, edited by Gil Troy, Fred L. Israel, and Arthur Meier Schlesinger published by Facts on File, Inc. in 2011.



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Wisconsin Recall Election Seen as Referendum: In a battle viewed largely as a barometer for November’s showdown between President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, Wisconsin voters on Tuesday will decide whether to oust Gov. Scott Walker for what Democrats contend is an unacceptable attack on organized labor by the GOP lawmaker…. – ABC News Radio, 6-4-12

Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election, 2012Wikipedia

  • No voter fatigue in Wisconsin as Republicans, Democrats continue to spend: Wisconsin voters, hammered hard by months of volatile campaigning as the state’s union-backed Democrats push to recall-and-replace Republican Gov. Scott Walker, have only one more day to endure, but sides are pumping up the volume — and spending … – Fox News, 6-4-12
  • A look through Wis. Gov. Scott Walker’s, 6-4-12
  • What’s at stake in Wisconsin?CNN, 6-4-12
  • Barrett Tries to Turn Back Time in WisconsinFox News, 6-4-12
  • Walker Recall Vote Turns On Work Creation RecordBusinessWeek, 6-4-12
  • What to know about the Wisconsin recall vote —, 6-4-12
  • Poll: Wis. Gov. Walker holds slim lead over Barrett: A new poll out today in the Wisconsin recall election shows the race tightening between GOP Gov. Scott Walker and his Democratic challenger, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. The survey by Public Policy Polling shows Walker … USA Today, 6-4-12
  • Wisconsin recall battle finally goes to voters: The battle over Gov. Scott Walker’s agenda has attracted millions of dollars from out of state, campaign volunteers from across the country and months of concentrated attention from the two major…. – AP, 6-4-12
  • Wisconsin recall election: Dems scramble for final push: Democrats and labor unions scrambled Monday to rouse their base in a final push for a come-from-behind victory to unseat Wisconsin GOP Gov. Scott Walker. With Democrat Tom Barrett, the Milwaukee mayor, lagging behind Walker in the latest public polls…. – Politico, 6-4-12
  • Candidates barnstorm the state in tight Wisconsin recall: Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker and his Democratic challenger Tom Barrett barnstormed the state on Monday, the day before a recall election that could remove Walker from office over a law reducing…. Reuters, 6-4-12
  • Why did Dems spend so little on Wisconsin recall election?: Republican Gov. Scott Walker has out-fundraised challenger Tom Barrett by more than 7 to 1, and the national Democratic Party’s support for Barrett has been tepid at best. By Mark Guarino, Staff writer / June 4, 2012 Former President Bill Clinton (l.) … CS Monitor, 6-4-12
  • Wisconsin recall vote: Why didn’t Obama campaign there?: Wisconsin holds its recall vote Tuesday without any campaign appearances by President Obama. He apparently didn’t want to risk damaging his brand in a potentially losing effort for Democrats…. – CS Monitor, 6-4-12
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker aims to overcome recall: Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker will try to become the first governor to successfully overcome a recall in an election on Tuesday…. – WaPo, 6-4-12
  • Fierce Wisconsin recall campaign winds up: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican hero for austerity measures that stripped collective bargaining rights from most public unions, spent a final day campaigning before Tuesday’s recall election that brought lots of outside interest…. – CNN, 6-4-12
  • Wisconsin Recall – High Stakes Battle for Major Party Groups: Milwaukee’s Mitchell Airport has been the place to be for politico-spotting over the past week…. – PBS, 6-4-12
  • Recall Battle in Wisconsin May Snarl Obama Camp: President Obama holds multiple paths to re-election, with a handful of battleground states being able to slip away without leading to his defeat. But each possible outcome on his campaign map has always shared a common trait: winning Wisconsin…. – NYT, 6-3-12
  • Recall targets Wis. Gov. Walker, reversal of union rights: The raucous protests at the state Capitol ended long ago, but the firestorm ignited by Gov. Scott Walker last year when he moved to cut collective-bargaining rights for most state workers still rages. USA Today, 6-3-12
  • Winners and losers in Wisconsin recall vote: Wisconsin voters will head to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to recall Gov. Scott Walker (R) and install Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) in his place. The recall election has drawn massive amounts of national attention and money — $63.5 million…. – WaPo, 6-3-12
  • Recall Election Could Foretell November Vote: If this was ever an election just about Wisconsin, it is far more than that now. With more than $30 million raised from conservative donors, many of them from other states, and visits from a who’s who of high-profile Republican…. – NYT, 5-31-12
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