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December 19, 2000 | From Associated Press
A $2.2-million school referendum that landed in court because the vote was tied on election day got resolved Monday with a judge's decision to validate a "yes" vote that had been disqualified. The measure, intended to raise money for a remodeling project for the only public school in La Farge, had been in doubt since a Nov. 7 vote ended 392-392. A recount tossed out three votes on each side, making it 389-389. Referendum supporter Patricia Roth filed a lawsuit Nov.
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June 8, 2012 | By David Horsey
There was a wee dram of good news for Democrats coming out of the Wisconsin recall election Tuesday. While a solid majority of voters chose to retain their Republican governor, Scott Walker, a similar majority told exit pollsters they planned to vote for President Obama in November. It is small solace, however. Barack Obama carried Wisconsin with 56% of the vote in 2008 and has been expected to recapture the state with no great effort this year. To celebrate a likely victory that was already supposed to be in the bag seems like throwing a party because the sun rose again this morning.
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September 14, 1988 | from Associated Press
Milwaukee Bucks basketball team owner Herbert Kohl defeated former Wisconsin Gov. Anthony S. Earl in a Democratic primary Tuesday for the seat of retiring Sen. William Proxmire. State Sen. Susan Engeleiter won the Republican race. With 84% of precincts reporting, Kohl had 217,568 votes, or 46%, and Earl had 179,603 votes, or 38%. In other results of primary voting in six states, Vermont's moderate Republican Rep.
BUSINESS
June 8, 2012 | By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times
Election results in California and Wisconsin this week are being viewed as a turning point for organized labor - to its detriment. Voters in San Jose and San Diego on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved measures that curtail public employee pension programs, and Wisconsin voters rejected a recall of Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican who has taken on the public employee unions in that state. Analysts say the decisions were influenced by a weak economy, in which Americans who have suffered losses of income or benefits are loath to see tax dollars spent to provide good pay and pensions for public workers.
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September 9, 1992 | From Associated Press
In voting delayed by Hurricane Andrew, Democratic state Sen. Carrie Meek won a Florida primary Tuesday that will make her the state's first black in Congress since Reconstruction. She faces no Republican opponent for the House seat. Some Dade County voters had to cast ballots in Army tents because of the hurricane damage. Florida's 66 other counties voted as scheduled Sept. 1. The winner of another Florida congressional primary Tuesday will be the first Cuban-born man in Congress.
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November 9, 1988
Michael S. Dukakis won Wisconsin's 11 electoral votes in a tight race in which his sizable lead in public opinion polls over Republican George Bush had evaporated as the election approached. Democrat Herbert Kohl, a multimillionaire sports team owner, defeated the only woman nominated by a major party for the Senate this year as voters picked a successor to William Proxmire, who retired.
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October 30, 1992 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In one of the most unpredictable years for Senate elections in memory, at least 10 races remain too close to call with any assurance in the last few days of the campaign. In the immediate aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, Republicans had high hopes of picking up several Senate seats by targeting Democrats who voted against war-making authority for President Bush. Some pundits speculated that the GOP might even capture control of the Senate.
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October 25, 1990 | ERIC HARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Furor over rising taxes could cost Republicans at least two governorships in the Midwest, and active campaigning by President Bush, whose own popularity has taken a nose dive in the midst of budget woes in Washington, may not be able to help. Even though Republicans appear to be in a good position to capture the governor's office in Ohio and retain it in Wisconsin, Iowa and possibly Illinois, GOP governors in Kansas and Nebraska are in trouble.
BUSINESS
June 8, 2012 | By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times
Election results in California and Wisconsin this week are being viewed as a turning point for organized labor - to its detriment. Voters in San Jose and San Diego on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved measures that curtail public employee pension programs, and Wisconsin voters rejected a recall of Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican who has taken on the public employee unions in that state. Analysts say the decisions were influenced by a weak economy, in which Americans who have suffered losses of income or benefits are loath to see tax dollars spent to provide good pay and pensions for public workers.
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August 9, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
It's decision day in Wisconsin, where the results of a half-dozen recall elections are being closely watched by national observers looking for a measure of voter angst. Six Republican state senators risk losing their seats in the recall effort, which was spurred by controversial budget reforms undertaken by the state's new GOP governor, Scott Walker. Over the objections of Democrats and their allies in labor, new Republican majorities in the Legislature teamed up with Walker to eliminate most collective bargaining rights for public employees.
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June 7, 2012 | By David Horsey
Surrounded by dozens of supporters at an evening campaign rally in Madison on May 30, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, the Democratic candidate for governor in Wisconsin's tumultuous recall election, had something encouraging to tell the crowd: The fact that his opponent, Republican Gov. Scott Walker, was outspending him by more than 7 to 1 was no big deal. “He's got the mountains of money,” Barrett declared. “I've got you.” Now, Barrett probably wishes he'd had the mountains of money.
NEWS
June 6, 2012 | By Bob Secter, Chicago Tribune
MILWAUKEE -- There may be a glimmer of good news for Wisconsin Democrats despite last night's convincing win by Republican Scott Walker in the recall race for governor. After a vote tabulation glitch in Racine County, Democrat John Lehman appears to have come out on top in a state Senate recall that late Tuesday night looked as if it was going the way of incumbent Republican Van Wanggard. The margin is less than 1,000 votes, and Wanggard has yet to concede though Lehman, who held the seat until 2010, declared victory.
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May 30, 2012 | By Bob Secter
MILWAUKEE - Just ahead of Tuesday's recall election, a new Marquette University Law School poll shows Republican Gov. Scott Walker holding a 52%-to-45%  lead over Democratic challenger Tom Barrett among likely Wisconsin voters. The survey, conducted mostly before Walker and Barrett faced off Friday in the first of two televised debates, shows voter sentiment remarkably hardened, with just 3% of those questioned saying they were still undecided. While that may seem tough news for Democrats and public employee unions who led the charge for the recall, another new survey released by Democratic pollster Celinda Lake tells a different story of a race that has tightened to a dead heat, with both candidates polling at 49%. The Lake poll, conducted mostly after last week's debate, show independents turning toward Barrett.
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August 11, 2011 | Rick Pearson and Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Newspapers
The setback that Democrats and their labor allies suffered in the battle to reclaim Wisconsin underscores the challenge they and President Obama face as both parties prepare for the 2012 election. Tuesday's election — an attempt to recall six Republican state senators — was the first test of voter sentiment since the summer's debate over the national debt and the renewed stalling of the economy. Strategists on both sides were watching the contests as an early showdown on the economic themes likely to propel next year's campaigns.
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August 10, 2011 | By Rick Pearson and Michael A. Memoli
Republicans held on to control of the Wisconsin state Senate despite a ferocious effort by Democrats and allied groups to recall lawmakers who supported controversial budget reforms, an outcome that left both parties publicly declaring victory and privately seeking to discern the potential effect in 2012. Republicans were declared winners in four races Tuesday, while Democratic challengers successfully unseated two others. Democrats needed to win three seats to have a chance to recapture the Senate, which they lost when Scott Walker and the GOP took control of the governor's mansion and both houses of the Legislature last fall.
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August 9, 2011 | By Rick Pearson, Chicago Tribune
Republicans swept three races as they battled Democrats on Tuesday for control of the Wisconsin Senate as voters went to the polls in recall elections that both sides have said are a precursor for next year's fight for the White House and Congress. Six Republican incumbents faced Democratic challengers in Senate districts scattered around the state. Voter turnout was reported to be heavy, with some county clerks predicting it would match levels seen in presidential elections. Republicans were declared winners in three races and Democrats won one, while two other races were too close to call.
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August 9, 2011 | By Rick Pearson, Chicago Tribune
Republicans swept three races as they battled Democrats on Tuesday for control of the Wisconsin Senate as voters went to the polls in recall elections that both sides have said are a precursor for next year's fight for the White House and Congress. Six Republican incumbents faced Democratic challengers in Senate districts scattered around the state. Voter turnout was reported to be heavy, with some county clerks predicting it would match levels seen in presidential elections. Republicans were declared winners in three races and Democrats won one, while two other races were too close to call.
NEWS
August 10, 2011 | By Rick Pearson and Michael A. Memoli
Republicans held on to control of the Wisconsin state Senate despite a ferocious effort by Democrats and allied groups to recall lawmakers who supported controversial budget reforms, an outcome that left both parties publicly declaring victory and privately seeking to discern the potential effect in 2012. Republicans were declared winners in four races Tuesday, while Democratic challengers successfully unseated two others. Democrats needed to win three seats to have a chance to recapture the Senate, which they lost when Scott Walker and the GOP took control of the governor's mansion and both houses of the Legislature last fall.
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April 5, 2011 | By Nicholas Riccardi, Los Angeles Times
A normally humdrum Wisconsin election that became a referendum on Republican Gov. Scott Walker's battle against public employee unions was too close to call Tuesday night, as Democrats tried to oust a conservative state Supreme Court justice and shift the balance of power in the state. With 97% of the precincts reporting, Justice David Prosser and his challenger, Assistant Atty. Gen. JoAnne Kloppenburg, were in a virtual dead heat, the lead seesawing from one to the other as returns came in. The winner was not expected to be known before Wednesday, if then.
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