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Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker reacts at his victory party Tuesday, June 5, 2012, in Waukesha, Wis. Walker defeated Democratic challenger Tom Barrett in a special recall election. (AP)

Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker reacts at his victory party Tuesday, June 5, 2012, in Waukesha, Wis. Walker defeated Democratic challenger Tom Barrett in a special recall election. (AP)

With Jacki Lyden in for Tom Ashbrook.

Wisconsin’s epic recall battle over Governor Scott Walker, and its vote. We’ll look at the fallout.

The historic Wisconsin recall—one of the most bitter election contests in recent memory–  is over.  Governor Scott Walker has won.  It’s been seen as a national referendum on public sector unions,  President Obama,  money in politics, jobs creation … just about everything that will determine what happens in November.

But bitter feelings aren’t going away.  And jobs creation is lagging in Wisconsin, where President Obama still scores higher than Mitt Romney.

This hour, On Point:  On, Wisconsin:  The day after.

-Jacki Lyden

Guests

Don Walker, reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Laura Dresser, a labor economist and associate director of the Center of Wisconsin Strategy out of the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Rick Esenberg, professor of law at Marquette University Law School.

David Lauter, Washington, D.C. bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune.

From The Reading List

Politico “But the biggest prize for labor was Walker’s scalp, and his victory throws a  wrench into their argument that they’re staging a political comeback.”

Los Angeles Times “Looking for clues about November in today’s Wisconsin recall election? Here are a couple of key numbers that Republican and Democratic party strategists have acutely in mind.”

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel “Voters will have to decide whether to support Gov. Scott Walker or to dump him from office after less than a year and a half in favor of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, the candidate they rejected for the job in 2010. On jobs, taxes, education, health care and unions, the candidates are already marking out positions that differ sharply.”

 

 

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