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Wisconsin's Recall Election


Virtually no differences exist between two candidates on issues mattering most.

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by Stephen Lendman

Winter 2011 witnessed an epic worker rights battle. Wisconsin public workers challenged Republican Governor Scott Walker.

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He won round one. Workers get another chance. On June 5, they'll choose between him and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. Neither offers much choice. More on that below. Lieutenant governor and four senate seats are also up for grabs.

On June 1, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel headlined "Barrett, Walker bring out political stars," saying:

Barrett lured Bill Clinton. Republican party spokesman Ben Sparks asked why him and not Obama. Walker countered with South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, "a rising star of the Republican Party."

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In late 2011 and early 2012, around one million recall signatures were collected. It was nearly double the required amount.

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