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Gov. Walker declared winner in GOP primary
FOX11 ^ | 5/8/2012 | SCOTT BAUER Associated Press

Posted on 05/08/2012 6:38:47 PM PDT by Brown Deer

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Republican Gov. Scott Walker has easily defeated token opposition in a GOP primary in a recall election that has become a nationally watched battle over union rights.

Preliminary results from Tuesday's primary show Walker beat protester Arthur Kohl-Riggs with 96 percent of the vote.

(Excerpt) Read more at fox11online.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2012; elections; prayer; primary; recall; scottwalker; unions; unionthugs; wi2012; wisconsinshowdown
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1 posted on 05/08/2012 6:38:53 PM PDT by Brown Deer
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To: Brown Deer

Is this all scheduled election balloting, or is it costing the state a bundle of cash for special recall election process?


2 posted on 05/08/2012 6:42:11 PM PDT by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: Brown Deer
YOU MADE MY NIGHT! HIP HIP HOORAY FOR THE TEA PARTY!
3 posted on 05/08/2012 6:44:17 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Brown Deer

Is this the one the unions dumped a bunch of cash into?


4 posted on 05/08/2012 6:45:35 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: katiedidit1

Lame stream media will be crying in their beer and have their panties in a bunch tomorrow.


5 posted on 05/08/2012 6:46:53 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: Baynative
Wisconsin recall election costs projected in millions

MADISON — At least $650,000 will be needed by state election officials to cover the costs of handling petitions for Wisconsin's upcoming wave of recalls, according to a memo from the state Government Accountability Board.

But that estimate doesn't include costs for local governments, which are expected to be in the millions statewide.

The more than $650,000 in costs GAB expects to incur from handling recall petitions would be needed in addition to money the agency already is receiving, including about $950,000 for the year in base funding and another $1.8 million in one-time money to implement voter ID.

The combined local and state cost for nine state Senate recall elections held earlier this year, targeting six Republicans and three Democrats, was about $2.1 million, the board's memo said.
6 posted on 05/08/2012 6:47:03 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Brown Deer

“Union Rights?!” my A$$!

Go Walker. This story put a great big smile on my face!


7 posted on 05/08/2012 6:47:24 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (No matter who you vote for,the government eventually gets in.)
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To: Mr. Wright

“Walker is a national conservative hero who is shattering fundraising records as he fights to keep his job.” and onward to June 5th! I love Gov Walker!


8 posted on 05/08/2012 6:49:05 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Baynative

It’s costing a bundle. Some counties are around $100K to put on the primary and general recall.


9 posted on 05/08/2012 6:49:14 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Baynative
Walker recall cost estimated at $9 million
Amount could rise if Democratic primary is needed, or more recalls

The accountability board said the costs of reviewing the signatures, validating them and then holding a recall election would run to $841,000 for the state; $2.3 million for counties; and $5.8 million for local governments. The agency's survey covered all 72 counties in the state and also got responses from 92% of the state's 1,850 municipalities.

The accountability board has estimated that holding last summer's Senate recalls cost local governments and the state $2.1 million. Two GOP senators were recalled from office in those contests.
10 posted on 05/08/2012 6:50:23 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Baynative

Scott Walker Recall: Election Could Cost $17 Million


11 posted on 05/08/2012 6:52:36 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Mr. Wright

The news is so good tonight, I maybe even watch the morning news shows.

...

Or maybe not.


12 posted on 05/08/2012 6:53:08 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: Michael Barnes

Just a primary. Dems are picking an opponent today. Recall election is June 5.


13 posted on 05/08/2012 6:54:23 PM PDT by highway61
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To: Brown Deer

Fantastic news!!!!

Take THAT you union scum sucking pieces of waisted human flesh.


14 posted on 05/08/2012 6:55:30 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Brown Deer
Remember folks, this is just the primary. It would have been a shock if he was under 95%.

This battle is won, as expected. But the bigger battle is the actual recall in June. Don't let down.

15 posted on 05/08/2012 6:56:03 PM PDT by T. P. Pole
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To: Baynative

As you can see by the links from others, it’s costing a boatload of money. Money that wasn’t planned for or funded. And people here are *pissed off* about it.


16 posted on 05/08/2012 6:57:31 PM PDT by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: Brown Deer
Results from the JSonline
17 posted on 05/08/2012 6:58:08 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Brown Deer

So does this end this recall on Walker? Is he the certified Governor now or is there more?


18 posted on 05/08/2012 6:59:07 PM PDT by classified
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To: Brown Deer

8:50 p.m. Central Walker has more votes than Democrats combined. Walker 93,020, Barrett-Falk 76,082. 13% of vote in. Shows a large Republican turnout. It’d be a blast if it turned out that Walker had more votes alone than all Dems.


19 posted on 05/08/2012 6:59:39 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: Brown Deer
Pray for Walker.

If the gubment unions succeed in getting Walker out , we're done.

20 posted on 05/08/2012 7:00:59 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: lonevoice

Coupled with the news out of Indiana tonight, I am doing the happy dance!


21 posted on 05/08/2012 7:04:54 PM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: classified

“So does this end this recall on Walker?”

Sadly, no. This was just a primary. The outcome on the Republican side wasn’t in doubt. On the Dem side, it looks like the somewhat stronger candidate, Tom Barrett, is pasting the (ostensibly) union-backed and crazier one, Kathleen Falk.


22 posted on 05/08/2012 7:07:20 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: highway61

I would like to see the turn out numbers for dem and repub. for the primary.


23 posted on 05/08/2012 7:07:20 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: From The Deer Stand
Walker has more votes than Democrats combined. Walker 93,020, Barrett-Falk 76,082. 13% of vote in. Shows a large Republican turnout.

lol, I've been noticing that and this primary was supposed to actually be for the Democrats. I doubt if they will even get as many votes as they got signatures. They were unable to get as many signatures as Walker's total votes in the original election! Strange how that can trigger a recall. ;-)
24 posted on 05/08/2012 7:07:48 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Gator113

waisted=wasted


25 posted on 05/08/2012 7:08:32 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Ladysmith
Sure the people are pissed off. Money for nothing and the schools for “free”.
26 posted on 05/08/2012 7:08:32 PM PDT by Bronzy (No more RINO's)
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To: Brown Deer
A Tea Party guy winning in Indiana, and now this.

I cannot freaking wait to see the reactions of the talking heads in the state controlled media.

I get the feeling that listening to Rush tomorrow is going to be a little more fun than usual.

27 posted on 05/08/2012 7:10:13 PM PDT by Mr. Impatient (My jimmies remain unrustled.)
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To: Brown Deer
A Tea Party guy winning in Indiana, and now this.

I cannot freaking wait to see the reactions of the talking heads in the state controlled media. *happyface*

I get the feeling that listening to Rush tomorrow is going to be a little more fun than usual.

28 posted on 05/08/2012 7:10:51 PM PDT by Mr. Impatient (My jimmies remain unrustled.)
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To: rabidralph

Of course the solution to that is simple. Utilize ATM machines as voting machines. They are already secure and can handle the security. Most everyone knows how to use them. They are more plentiful than polling places, have voting over 3 days. Pass a law that voter fraud is punishable by capital punishment. If you think about voter fraud undermines the populous confidence in the very mechanics of the republic. Should hold the same punishment as treason, which does the same exact thing.


29 posted on 05/08/2012 7:12:40 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: rabidralph

Wisconsin - 1225 of 3423 Precincts Reporting - 36%

Walker , Scott (i)
GOP 248,188

Barrett , Tom
Dem 121,193

Falk , Kathleen
Dem 81,503

Vinehout , Kathleen
Dem 9,182

Kohl-Riggs , Arthur
GOP 7,244

La Follette , Doug
Dem 7,092

Huber , Gladys
Dem 1,855


30 posted on 05/08/2012 7:13:38 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Brown Deer
Walker's doin’ a helluva lot better than Obama...against “No Preference”...

North Carolina Election: Democrat Primary 20% choose "no preference" over Obama

31 posted on 05/08/2012 7:14:33 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Brown Deer

266K for Walker vs 260 combined at this moment.


32 posted on 05/08/2012 7:15:18 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Brown Deer

31% of the vote in. Walker 209,591, Barrett-Falk combined 176,786


33 posted on 05/08/2012 7:16:47 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: MNlurker

Walker has more votes than ALL combined opponents!

Wisconsin - 1704 of 3423 Precincts Reporting - 50%

Walker , Scott (i)
GOP 320,314

Barrett , Tom
Dem 167,774

Falk , Kathleen
Dem 109,507

Vinehout , Kathleen
Dem 11,790

Kohl-Riggs , Arthur
GOP 9,540

La Follette , Doug
Dem 9,517

Huber , Gladys
Dem 2,457


34 posted on 05/08/2012 7:26:52 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: From The Deer Stand

It would behoove the administration to advise the union loyalists to back down and leave Walker in place.

If there is a recall in November and people vote down the line, it is very possible Obama loses Wisconsin.

Unintended consequences at its best.


35 posted on 05/08/2012 7:30:57 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Would you rather eat dog food or cat food? Guess it's Romney 2012.)
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To: Brown Deer

If the money hasn’t been spent yet the national unions are currently making a run on the holding coffers...


36 posted on 05/08/2012 7:36:02 PM PDT by MNlurker
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Walker has thousands more votes than ALL combined opponents!

Wisconsin - 2048 of 3423 Precincts Reporting - 60%

Walker , Scott (i)
GOP 392,553

Barrett , Tom
Dem 198,355

Falk , Kathleen
Dem 129,290

Vinehout , Kathleen
Dem 14,423

La Follette , Doug
Dem 11,319

Kohl-Riggs , Arthur
GOP 11,051

Huber , Gladys
Dem 2,917


37 posted on 05/08/2012 7:42:06 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Mr. Impatient
cannot freaking wait to see the reactions of the talking heads in the state controlled media

too decent of a statesman to survive in the negative, nasty world that American politics has become

38 posted on 05/08/2012 7:42:46 PM PDT by alrea
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To: Brown Deer

Are those the numbers for the actual recall election?


39 posted on 05/08/2012 7:48:19 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: RandallFlagg

This is just the primary..actual recall June 5.


40 posted on 05/08/2012 7:53:30 PM PDT by rainee
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To: rainee

Okay. Thanks.


41 posted on 05/08/2012 7:55:29 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: RandallFlagg

this is the primary...

Wisconsin - 2730 of 3423 Precincts Reporting - 80%

Walker , Scott (i)
GOP 507,868

Barrett , Tom
Dem 295,090

Falk , Kathleen
Dem 180,193

Vinehout , Kathleen
Dem 21,148

Kohl-Riggs , Arthur
GOP 16,373

La Follette , Doug
Dem 15,463

Huber , Gladys
Dem 3,799

Just more evidence of phony recall petition signatures.


42 posted on 05/08/2012 7:59:06 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Brown Deer

Barrett just spoke and I have little pukes in my throat. He is asking for Kumbayah and working together. baloney. The dems stopped Walker from doing everything he wanted to do.


43 posted on 05/08/2012 8:09:24 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (reforms.wi.gov - To find the truth of what Gov. Walker is doing for Wisconsin)
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To: Baynative

This is costing the state of WI $8M and all the towns etc have to pull it somewhere because it was not in their budgets.


44 posted on 05/08/2012 8:11:13 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (reforms.wi.gov - To find the truth of what Gov. Walker is doing for Wisconsin)
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To: Brown Deer

i said it a year ago and i’ll say it again. Walker for President!

this is how and around who you can “unite” true conservatives.


45 posted on 05/08/2012 8:23:29 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: classified

This was just a primary and the GOP opponent was some nutcase so 95% is about right.
June 5 is the day of the recall election between Mayor Tom Barrett and Governor Scott Walker..
But we are working hard here in WI. and appreciate all of the support from around the country.

We know that so many of you are praying for Scott’s victory. As Wisconsin goes, so goes the country.
Down with the union goons!


46 posted on 05/08/2012 8:28:48 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (One Nation Under God..."There I said it" ... Great One...)
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To: Brown Deer

is my beer math correct that more pubbies turned out for a no brainer primary than ‘rats turned out for the contested one? Woo boy - next month could be fun!


47 posted on 05/08/2012 8:35:49 PM PDT by redlegplanner ( No Representation without Taxation)
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To: Wisconsinlady

48 posted on 05/08/2012 8:39:03 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Brown Deer; 10Ring; 13yearconservative; 53543freedom; 62pc62; aesop64; afraidfortherepublic; ...

Wisconsin Freeper ping here. Many Florida Freepers like me are hoping Scott Walker keeps on keeping on!


49 posted on 05/08/2012 8:43:38 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: Mountain Mary
As Wisconsin goes, so goes the country. Down with the union goons!

Looks like they were clearly voted down, since they supported Kathleen Falk with over $4 million.
50 posted on 05/08/2012 8:44:04 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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