Big labor’s BIG loss. Walker’s rival; union thug pal Tom Barrett’s epic smack down in living color.
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Republican Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch also survives recall attempt.
With the exception of this last minute ‘kiss of death’ tweet, Obama gave Tom Barrett the cold shoulder, treating him like a political leper.
What a shame O’s tweet didn’t give Barrett the push he needed. It was so passionate and eloquent. A Twitter literary masterpiece, for sure…
To which Wisconsinite Reince Priebus, Chairman of the RNC responded:
The single tweet gave Republicans a chance to remind people that, while Obama may back Barrett, he hasn’t campaigned for him personally.
Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, replied to Obama on Twitter: “Bold tweet from the President who wouldn’t actually campaign with him or step foot in Wisconsin.”
Keep track of the State Senate recall results here. As of this time, 3 out of the 4 GOP Senators have won, with one remaining on top with 55% to 45% / 28 of 60 Precincts Reporting – 47%.
Update: The GOP Won 3 out of 4 State Senate seats. With Van Wanggaard (49%) being the lone loser in a close race to John Lehman (51%) in District 21.
Latest Walker vs. Barrett results 3422 of 3424 Precincts Reporting – 99%
FYI: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is the FIRST governor in U.S. history to survive a recall election.
Let this be a lesson:
When you throw a national temper tantrum, you’re going to get nationally spanked. #wirecall
— kathy2trips (@kathy2trips) June 6, 2012
The MacIver Institute reports that Big Labor’s Scott Walker recall expenditure total exceeded 20 million. Money down the drain…
Update 2: Final Wisconsin recall election results via Real Clear Politics.