Gov. Walker Wins Wisconsin Recall Vote
The final tally is being described as a blow to public-sector unions. The state's labor groups sought to recall Walker because of his efforts to eliminate most collective bargaining for public employees.
The Washington Post: Gov. Walker Survives Recall In Wisconsin
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker won a vote to keep his job on Tuesday, surviving a recall effort that turned the Republican into a conservative icon and his state into the first battleground in a bitter, expensive election year (Fahrenthold and Weiner, 6/5).
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Public-Sector Unions Are Clear Losers In Walker Victory
Voters dealt a stinging blow to the nation's public-sector unions Tuesday in the state that first granted them broad bargaining power more than a half-century ago. In the first recall in U.S. history in which an incumbent governor retained office, Wisconsin chose to keep Gov. Scott Walker, who sparked the recall by eliminating most collective bargaining for most public employees, as well as their ability to collect dues through payroll deductions. Though public unions will not disappear as a result, they were the clear losers in a race that confirmed Walker as a national celebrity for Republicans (Stein, 6/5).