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Wisconsin recall fever: Russ Feingold revs up Barrett supporters at Majestic

At the Majestic Theatre Wednesday night, Russ Feingold said Tom Barrett was going to win, and as evidence, he cited the fact that "people waited for hours to vote on Memorial Day when they should have been at Brat Fest." Said Feingold: "The turnout is going to be the biggest in Wisconsin history." >More
 Absentee voting for recalls brisk in Madison and Waukesha

The line outside the Madison City Clerk's office Wednesday morning remained consistent at about five-people long. As soon as one person entered the office, two more joined the back of the line. Each was waiting to cast an absentee ballot ahead of the June 5 recall election of Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch. >More
 Yes, we have no super PACs in Wisconsin

The other day a reporter from Swedish Public Television contacted the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism regarding the role of super PACs in Wisconsin's historic recall elections. "How much money are we talking about?" the reporter asked. "Which conservative super PAC is the main one? And on the Democratic side?" >More
 $100,000 to Walker's criminal defense fund, $100,000 to Dems for GOTV

After the Government Accountability Board filings late Tuesday, the Barrett campaign drew attention to new information showing that Governor Walker has transferred $100,000 to his John Doe criminal defense fund in the last several weeks. >More
 Wisconsin recall fever: Fundraising, rallies, and an Obama petition

With the polls tightening and the energy picking up, the recall drive against Gov. Scott Walker has shifted into high gear with six days to go before the June 5 election. Scott Walker and Tom Barrett filed their campaign finance reports with the Government Accountability Board Tuesday afternoon. >More
 How does collective bargaining play with the public?

In February 2011, just after Gov. Scott Walker "dropped the bomb" by proposing to curtail the collective bargaining rights of most public workers, a Gallup Poll found that 61% of 1,000 Americans sampled opposed Walker's plan while 33% were supportive. >More
 UW Teaching Assistants' Association won't support Tom Barrett in recall election

The UW's Teaching Assistants' Association has declined to endorse Democratic challenger and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who faces Walker in the June 5 recall election. The TAA also withheld its support from Democratic primary candidate Kathleen Falk on the grounds that she wouldn't commit to a firm stance against budget cuts and concessionary contract negotiations with state workers. >More
 Will the recall outcome affect the November presidential election in Wisconsin?

In the midst of the highly polarizing and unprecedented gubernatorial recall election, Wisconsin is once again considered a swing state for the 2012 presidential election on November 6. A poll released May 16 by the Marquette Law School shows President Barack Obama and likely Republican challenger Mitt Romney in a tie at 46%. >More
 Live-blogging the first Wisconsin recall debate between Scott Walker and Tom Barrett

Please join Isthmus contributors Dave Cieslewicz and Larry Kaufmann here on Friday night at 8 p.m. (CDT) for the first of two debates between Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in advance of the historic recall election on June 5. The debate will be televised in Madison on WKOW, Channel 27, and we urge you to keep at least one eye on this blog while you watch it. >More
 Do endorsements matter in the Wisconsin recall?

In the primaries, endorsements help voters choose among candidates because the groups or individuals reflect a candidate's qualifications and affiliations, not just their party. But only a few endorsements will carry weight in a general election as polarized as the upcoming recall. Public safety unions' endorsements have an impact, because they are not inherently tied to either party. >More
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