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Wisconsin Recall Primary Results: Barrett To Face Walker

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 at 6:06 am

It will be Barrett vs Walker in the recall election on June 5. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett had a wide margin of victory in the democratic primary to become the party’s nominee. Barrett lost in his bid for Governor back in 2010, but will be given another chance next month. Barrett garnered 58 percent of the vote, easily defeating Kathleen Falk with 34 percent and Kathleen Vinehout with just four percent.

On the Republican side, Gov. Scott Walker was a big winner with 96 percent of the vote, there’s really no surprise there.

LT. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, who is also being recalled, will go up against Madison firefighter Mahlon Mitchell who won by a wide margin over his nearest competitor.

A bit closer to home now as the race for the democratic nomination in the 23rd district was won by Kristen Dexter with 64 percent of the vote. She will take on State Senator Terry Moulton of Chippewa Falls, who is also being recalled.

Donna Seidel won the democratic nomination in Dist. 29, Lori Compas won the democratic nomination in District 13, and in the 21st district John Lehman was the winner.

The next month promises to be an action packed one as on Tuesday, June 5 these democratic winners will take on the republicans who have been recalled. Many pundits believe that outside of the Presidential election this fall, this Wisconsin recall will be the most watched election this year. Many other states with large budget deficits are waiting to see the outcome as they try to decide weather or not to take on the unions in their respective state governments.

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