Wisconsin Vote for Judge Becomes Referendum on Gov. Walker

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Protesters rally outside the Wisconsin State Capitol on February 21, 2011 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Eric Thayer/Getty)

In any other year, yesterday’s election for a justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court would have been nothing more than a headline. But following the fierce battle over collective bargaining rights, the election turned into a heated political fight and possible referendum on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. The election is still too close to call, explains Monica Davey, reporter for The New York Times.


Monica Davey

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Arwa Gunja

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