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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:09 PM
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Scott Walker's 'Waterloo': 19 Counties Flip To Democrats In Wisconsin Supreme Court Race
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/06/scott-walker-l...

Scott Walker's 'Waterloo': 19 Counties Flip To Democrats In Wisconsin Supreme Court Race
WASHINGTON -- A divisive budget battle between labor unions and Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) turned a state Supreme Court race into a nationally watched bellwether on the electorate's mood heading into a recall campaign and the 2012 elections.

Nearly 1.5 million people turned out to vote, representing 33.5 percent of voting-age adults -- 68 percent higher than the 20 percent turnout officials had expected. Democrat JoAnne Kloppenburg has already declared victory, with the vote tallies showing her beating incumbent David Prosser by just a couple hundred votes. The race is expected to head to a recount.

Significantly, 19 counties that went for Walker in the 2010 elections this time flipped and went for Kloppenburg, including LaCrosse (59 percent), Sauk (56 percent) and Dunn (56 percent).

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If I were one of those republicans up for recall - I'd be thinking twice about backing Walker on some of his crazy ideas. But then again when has a republican ever thought with logic?!
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peacebird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:11 PM
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1. Buyers remorse, perhaps?
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Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:11 PM
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2. I couldn't be happier to K&R.
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Oceansaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:15 PM
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3. Solidarity Forever !...nt
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:17 PM
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4. MAP: Graphic of Wisconsin county vote shifts = Milwaukee outlier illustrated.
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iwishiwas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:19 PM
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5. Walker: the votes against Prosser were largely focused in the Madison and Milwaukee areas.

Let him be delusional. The fall will be much harder for him. It will come.




http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politic ...

Walker says Supreme Court race not a referendum on his agenda

Associated Press madison.com | (127) Comments | Posted: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 2:34 pm

buy this photo Gov. Scott Walker talks to the media at the State Capitol in this file photo. Associated Press archives
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Gov. Scott Walker says the state Supreme Court race was not a referendum on him.

Walker said Wednesday the election that was too close to call was a choice about two different candidates with different backgrounds. Based on unofficial results previously unknown JoAnne Kloppenburg led incumbent David Prosser by a razor thin 206 votes.

Kloppenburg supporters tried to tie Prosser to Walker throughout the campaign against Prosser, who is a former Republican speaker of the Assembly.

Walker says for those who believe the election was a referendum, the votes against Prosser were largely focused in the Madison and Milwaukee areas. He says he's not worried that the election results are a bad sign for Republican state senators up for recalls
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tallahasseedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:19 PM
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6. Mabye everyone should post...
ABBA's Waterloo on his Facebook?
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:21 PM
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7. Don't you just love that Amanda used "Waterloo" in her headline. haha - payback is so sweet.
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:22 PM
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8. when will the recall elections be held?
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