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Democrat Barrett concedes Wisconsin recall election defeat [View all]

Source: Reuters

Democrat Barrett concedes Wisconsin recall election defeat
MILWAUKEE | Tue Jun 5, 2012 11:47pm EDT

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Democratic challenger Tom Barrett conceded Wisconsin's recall election to Republican Governor Scott Walker on Tuesday, saying he hoped the deeply divided state would now come together.

With 85 percent of the vote counted, Walker had about 55 percent of the ballots to 44 percent for Milwaukee Mayor Barrett.

"This has been the most amazing experience of our lives," Barrett told supporters. "What we have seen during the last sixteen months is this democracy come alive."

Barrett lost to Walker in the 2010 governor's election as well but will continue as mayor of Wisconsin's largest city, Milwaukee.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE85505C20120606?irpc=932

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