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May 25, 2012

The defining reason behind Scott Walker’s recall election

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Michael Priebe

Waukesha Political Buzz Examiner


With just over a week remaining until Wisconsin residents cast their votes in a historic gubernatorial recall election, it seems that many people have forgotten what the June 5 ballot pitting incumbent Scott Walker against Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is truly about.

At times, both supporters and detractors of Walker have said it is an election about job creation. The Governor has indeed spent much of his time in office repeating his goal to put 250,000 new jobs in the state during his term. However, monthly job creation surveys have been absolutely abysmal under Walker thus far. In fact, the employment numbers were so grisly (putting Wisconsin last in the nation for job creation between March 2011 and March 2012) that Walker momentarily abandoned the topic during his recall campaign.

However, the…

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