June 06, 2012

Wisconsin Win — A Major Boost for Republican Party

Gov. Scott Walker became a conservative icon overnight as he survived a recall election that threatened to take him out of office. Despite misleading exit polls that revealed Democrats capturing nearly 69 percent of the vote, Walker defeated Mayor Tom Barret (D) yesterday in the recall election by a significant margin. The victory has energized the Republican candidate Mitt Romney:
“‘Governor Walker has shown that citizens and taxpayers can fight back — and prevail — against the runaway government costs imposed by labor bosses,” he said. ‘Tonight voters said ‘no’ to the tired, liberal ideas of yesterday, and ‘yes’ to fiscal responsibility and a new direction.’”