CBS News: Scott Walker wins Wisconsin recall election


Scott Walker waves at his victory party Tuesday, June 5, 2012, in Waukesha, Wis. Walker defeated Democratic challenger Tom Barrett in a special recall election. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) / AP PEWAUKEE — Wisconsin voters decided Tuesday to keep their

First-term Republican Gov. Scott Walker has survived the Wisconsin recall election, defeating his Democratic challenger, Tom Barrett, by a convincing margin.

MILWAUKEE — Scott Walker did it. In the historic Wisconsin recall battle, Walker emerged victorious on Tuesday, beating back labor unions and Democrats who tried to kick him out of office.

Scott Walker, fresh from becoming the nation's first governor ever to survive a recall election, wants to go about mending Wisconsin's political divide in an egalitarian way: over brats and beers. Walker defeated Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett

Scott Walker will win the Wisconsin recall election, CBS News estimates, beating back a labor-backed effort to unseat him and again handing defeat to his Democratic challenger, 58-year-old Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. With 83 percent of the expected

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