Matchups set for six recalls in Wisconsin

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May 10, 2012

By: Greg Janetka

Wisconsin

MADISON, Wisconsin: With 100 percent of primary results in, ballots for the six Republican recalls in Wisconsin have been set. In less than a month voters across the state will go to the polls to determine if the governor, lieutenant governor and four state senators will be removed from their posts and replaced or allowed to finish out their terms. Here is an overview of the races set to take place on June 5.

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Governor Scott Walker
See also: Scott Walker recall, Wisconsin (2012)

Gov. Scott Walker (R) will face Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in the recall. The two previously faced off in the 2010 race for governor, which Walker won with 52 percent of the vote. Barrett faced four other challengers for the Democratic nomination - former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk, state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, Secretary of State Doug La Follette and protest candidate Gladys Huber.

Wisconsin Governor Recall - Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTom Barrett 58.1% 390,191
Kathleen Falk 34.1% 229,236
Kathleen Vinehout 4% 26,967
Doug La Follette 2.9% 19,497
Gladys Huber 0.7% 4,847
Scattering 0.1% 864
Total Votes 671,602
Election Results Via:Wisconsin Government Accountability Board.


Walker faced protest candidate Arthur Kohl-Riggs in the primary, which he won easily.

Wisconsin Governor Recall - Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngScott Walker Incumbent 96.9% 626,962
Arthur Kohl-Riggs 3.1% 19,939
Patrick J. O'Brien (Write-In) 0% 17
Scattering 0% 204
Total Votes 647,122
Election Results Via:Wisconsin Government Accountability Board.


Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch
See also: Rebecca Kleefisch recall, Wisconsin (2012)

Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch (R) will face Mahlon Mitchell, President of the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin, in the recall. Mitchell defeated protest candidate Isaac Weix and private investigator Ira Robins in the Democratic primary.

Wisconsin Lt. Governor Recall - Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMahlon Mitchell 51.3% 396,302
Isaac Weix 25.5% 197,148
Ira Robins 21.4% 165,325
Scattering 1.8% 13,575
Total Votes 772,350
Election Results Via:Wisconsin Government Accountability Board.


Sen. Scott Fitzgerald
See also: Scott Fitzgerald recall, Wisconsin State Senate (2012)

State Senator Scott Fitzgerald (R) will face recall organizer Lori Compas (D) and Terry Virgil (L) in the recall. Compas defeated protest candidate Gary Ellerman in the Democratic primary.

Wisconsin State Senate District 13 Recall - Democratic Primary Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLori Compas 71.5% 21,257
Gary Ellerman 27.6% 8,213
Scattering 0.9% 273
Total Votes 29,743


Sen. Van Wanggaard
See also: Van Wanggaard recall, Wisconsin State Senate (2012)

State Senator Van Wanggaard (R) will face former State Sen. John Lehman (D) in the recall. Wanggaard defeated Lehman in 2010 to win his current seat. Lehman defeated protest candidate Tamra Varebrook in the Democratic primary.

Wisconsin State Senate District 21 Recall - Democratic Primary Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Lehman 67.8% 20,284
Tamra Varebrook 31.8% 9,513
Scattering 0.4% 122
Total Votes 29,919


Sen. Terry Moulton
See also: Terry Moulton recall, Wisconsin State Senate (2012)

State Senator Terry Moulton (R) will face former state legislator Kristen Dexter (D) in the recall. Dexter served in the Assembly from 2009-2011. She defeated Moulton in 2008 to win the District 68 seat.[1]

Dexter defeated protest candidate James Engel in the Democratic primary.

Wisconsin State Senate District 23 Recall - Democratic Primary Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKristen Dexter 63.8% 17,651
James Engel 35.2% 9,736
Scattering 1.1% 292
Total Votes 27,679


Sen. Pam Galloway
See also: Pam Galloway recall, Wisconsin State Senate (2012)

State Senator Pam Galloway (R) was successfully recalled but resigned her seat. Officials with the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board declared the recall must proceed. State Reps. Jerry Petrowski (R) and Donna Seidel (D) are vying for the seat.

Seidel defeated protest candidate James Buckley in the Democratic primary.

Wisconsin State Senate District 29 Recall - Democratic Primary Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDonna Seidel 63.5% 17,930
James Buckley 35.8% 10,099
Scattering 0.8% 217
Total Votes 28,246


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