Union Influence Takes Blow As Walker Holds Seat In Wis.

Law360, New York (November 5, 2014, 10:04 PM EST) -- Despite staunch union opposition funded by the AFL-CIO and others, Wisconsin Republican Scott Walker won re-election Tuesday as the state's governor, an outcome attorneys describe as a marker of organized labor's waning political clout in the U.S.

The Wisconsin governor's race was one of a raft of election wins Tuesday for the Republican Party, which secured a majority in the U.S. Senate for the first time since 2007. Walker, who was first elected as Wisconsin's governor in 2010, defeated Democratic candidate Mary Burke — a former head of Wisconsin's Commerce Department and onetime Trek Bicycle Corp. executive — by nearly 6...

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