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Wisconsin governor Scott Walker survives bitterly fought recall election

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker survives bitterly fought recall election 06 Jun 2012 Wisconsin's governor Scott Walker survived a bitterly fought recall election on Tuesday after Republican voters mobilised in huge numbers [after corpora-terrorists outspent Democrats by $27 million], propelling him to a victory that will boost Mitt Romney's run for the White House. Television networks called it for the incumbent at 11pm local time after early returns from rural counties gave him an apparently unassailable lead even as voters were still queuing to cast ballots at polling stations in Milwaukee, a Democratic stronghold. It was a devastating defeat for Democrats and union activists who had waged an 18-month campaign to oust Walker over his restrictions on collective bargaining and cutbacks of pension and health benefits of public sector workers.