Gov. Walker Survives Recall in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survived a recall effort and defeated Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D). This is a first in U.S. history, for a governor to survive a recall election.

With 94 percent of the expected vote in, Walker led Barrett 54 percent to 45 percent.

Barrett conceded the race late Tuesday, June 5, saying, “We are a state that has become deeply divided… [both sides] need to listen to each other and try to do what’s right for everyone in the state.”

Walker, 44, celebrated, saying, “Tonight we tell Wisconsin, we tell our country and we tell people all across the globe that voters really do want leaders who stand up and make the tough decisions.”