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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-12 04:48 AM
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Barrett wins Wis. Dem recall primary
Barrett wins Wis. Dem recall primary

Published: May 8, 2012 at 10:51 PM

MADISON, Wis., May 8 (UPI) -- Tom Barrett won the Democratic primary Tuesday and will face Republican incumbent Scott Walker in Wisconsin's gubernatorial recall showdown, returns showed.

With 57 percent of the state's precincts reporting, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said Barrett, the mayor of Milwaukee, would be the Democratic nominee. He had 56 percent (191,214 votes). Former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk was second with 36 percent (124,685 votes), followed by state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout at 4 percent (13,692), Secretary of State Doug La Follette at 3 percent (10,852) and Gladys Huber at 1 percent (2,761).

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Walker has framed the issue as being about the state's economic health and job creation. (LMAO. Isn't everything the Republicans want supposedly about job creation? They never really say in which nation, though.)

However, later in the same article we find:

Wisconsin lost 23,900 jobs between March 2011 and March 2012, data released last month by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicated.

By comparison, no other U.S. state lost more than 3,500 jobs.

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Here's hoping Barrett is a good guy and a great campaigner and knows how to GOTV.

Also up for recall are the Lt. Gov and four state Senators.

Election is June 5. This is probably a good election to donate to, especially if you've given up on donating to the DNC.

Solidarity, Wisconsin.

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