Voters in Wisconsin voted yesterday to decide whether their governor Scott Walker stays or goes. After months of political wrangling, state-wide campaigning, and millions of dollars in contributions, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will keep his seat. Walker beat Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett by seven points, becoming the first governor to win a recall election.
Walker won both the right to finish his term and a voter endorsement of his strategy to curb state spending, which included a measure that eliminated union rights for most public workers.
Shawn Johnson is the capitol reporter for Wisconsin Public Radio. Bob Jauch is a state senator for Wisconsin. Senator Rauch was last on The Takeaway in March 2011, when democrats fled the Wisconsin State House to protest the vote on collective bargaining that first spurred the protests against Walker.