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The Wisconsin recall election targeting Republican Gov. Scott Walker on June 5 will be a rematch of the 2010 race Walker won.

motherjones:

The words “Pants on Fire” come up repeatedly.

…In a hypothetical general election contest, Obama leads Texas Gov. Rick Perry by five points, 47 percent to 42 percent. And he leads former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney by one, 46 percent to 45 percent, though that margin is down five points since June.

But for the first time in the poll, more say they’d probably vote for a generic Republican candidate (44 percent) than say they’d probably vote for Obama (40 percent).

“Obama is no longer the favorite to win re-election,” Hart said, explaining that a head-to-head score will usually conform to the generic one, especially when so many believe the country is headed in the wrong direction.

“We have Saddam Hussein,” declared billionaire industrialist Charles Koch, apparently referring to President Barack Obama as he welcomed hundreds of wealthy guests to the latest of the secret fundraising and strategy seminars he and his brother host twice a year. The 2012 elections, he warned,…

Wisconsin Recall Election Results

Here are the results from yesterday’s Wisconsin Recall Elections.

6 Races:   4 GOP Senators keep their seats.   2 Democratic challengers unseat incumbents.

***State Senate District 2***

90 of 90 precincts - 100 percent

   x-Robert Cowles, GOP (i) 27,543 - 60 percent

   Nancy Nusbaum, Dem 18,039 - 40 percent

***State Senate District 8***

81 of 82 precincts - 99 percent

  x-Alberta Darling, GOP (i) 39,471 - 54 percent

  Sandra Pasch, Dem 34,096 - 46 percent

***State Senate District 10***

114 of 114 precincts - 100 percent

  x-Sheila Harsdorf, GOP (i) 37,099 - 58 percent

  Shelly Moore, Dem 27,250 - 42 percent

***State Senate District 14***

126 of 126 precincts - 100 percent

   x-Luther Olsen, GOP (i) 26,554 - 52 percent

   Fred Clark, Dem 24,365 - 48 percent

***State Senate District 18***

108 of 108 precincts - 100 percent

   x-Jessica King, Dem 28,188 - 51 percent

   Randy Hopper, GOP (i) 26,937 - 49 percent

***State Senate District 32***

119 of 119 precincts - 100 percent

   x-Jennifer Shilling, Dem 33,192 - 55 percent

   Dan Kapanke, GOP (i) 26,724 - 45 percent

shortformblog:

Don’t forget about Wisconsin today, guys: Today is a pivotal day in the state’s history, with six Republican state senators facing recall elections today. Two Democrats face a recall election a week from now. As a result, tons of money has flowed into the state in recent weeks — far more than one usually sees for elections of this nature. Depending on how things go, this could set the stage for the state’s future. As you might remember, Scott Walker kinda pissed off a lot of people earlier this year for his thus-far successful attacks on unions. We’ll keep an eye on the votes tonight.

shortformblog:

Don’t forget about Wisconsin today, guys: Today is a pivotal day in the state’s history, with six Republican state senators facing recall elections today. Two Democrats face a recall election a week from now. As a result, tons of money has flowed into the state in recent weeks — far more than one usually sees for elections of this nature. Depending on how things go, this could set the stage for the state’s future. As you might remember, Scott Walker kinda pissed off a lot of people earlier this year for his thus-far successful attacks on unions. We’ll keep an eye on the votes tonight.

From the Associated Press: The fight over collective bargaining threw Wisconsin into political chaos in February and ignited efforts to recall nine state senators.  But when it comes to the actual campaigns being waged this summer, `union’ is a dirty word on both sides.

Six “fake” Democratic candidates (put up by the Republican Party) lost their elections yesterday in the Democratic primary for recall elections.   Click on title for link to story.

A Wisconsin judge has struck down a law taking away nearly all collective bargaining rights from most state workers.

A seat on the Oshkosh City Council came down to a deck of cards.