Wis. Gov. Walker Vanquishes Union-Led Recall Bid

Law360, New York (June 5, 2012, 11:25 PM EDT) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker retained his office on Tuesday in a recall election forced by opponents of the governor's decision to sign a law curbing collective-bargaining rights for most state workers, becoming the first governor in U.S. history to survive an attempt at a recall.

The governor released a statement claiming victory Tuesday night following news reports placing Walker well ahead of Democratic challenger Tom Barrett based on exit polls and early returns.

"Bringing our state together will take some time, but I hope to start...
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