Walker to Face Former Foe in Wis. Recall Election
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett won the Democratic primary Tuesday in Wisconsin’s historic recall election, emerging from a field of three Democrats to face Republican Gov. Scott Walker next month.
Barrett’s win sets up a June 5 rematch of the 2010 governor’s race in what will be the culmination of an effort to oust the first-term Republican that officially began more than six months ago.
The recall, triggered by the collection of more than 900,000 petition signatures, was spurred by anger over Walker’s proposal passed last year taking collective bargaining rights from public workers.