It's Barrett vs. Walker in WI recall election

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett swept to victory in the Democratic primary and won the opportunity to face incumbent Republican Governor Scott Walker in a recall election scheduled for June 5. Politico: Barrett defeated former Dane County executive Kathleen Falk, the unions' preferred candidate, by a wide margin. With 94 percent of precincts reporting, Barrett had 58 percent to Falk's 35 percent. Two other Democratic candidates, Secretary of State Doug La Follette and state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, received 3 percent and 4 percent, respectively. On the Republican side, Walker won 97 percent to just 3 percent for activist Arthur Kohl-Riggs. In other Democratic recall primaries, Madison union leader Mahlon Mitchell won the nomination for lieutenant governor with 51 percent. He'll face incumbent Republican Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, who did not face a primary opponent. Barrett, the party's 2010 gubernatorial nominee who lost to Walker by 6 percentage points, carried the support of...(Read Full Post)