Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Final Recall Election Showdown Between Walker vs. Barrett For Wisconsin's Governorship Title

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Wisconsin Conceal Carry voting block, which has more than 100,000 permit holders could decide the next governor of Wisconsin.

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 8, 2012

Madison - On Tuesday, both Republican Governor Scott Walker and Democrat challenger Tom Barrett won the Recall Primary Election and now move forward for the General Recall Election on June 8. Also, Lieutenant Rebecca Kleefisch (R) who didn't have a Republican challenger will face off with challenger Mahion Mitchell, a Madison Firefighter. If Mitchell defeats Lt. Governor Kleefisch, he will become the first Afro-American to become Lieutenant Governor in Wisconsin.
If Barrett defeats Walker in June, Walker will be the first state governor to lose a recall election. Walker became the first governor to face a recall in Wisconsin's history.
Barrett is the current Mayor of Milwaukee who was defeated by Walker in the 2010 election for governor. He hopes to unseat Governor Walker in June, but Barrett has been anti-Wisconsin Conceal Carry (WCC).
The Wisconsin Department of Justice has reported that more than 100,000 law abiding residents of the state have acquired their permits to carry concealed weapons in the state. The Republican controlled legislature approved the WCC law and Governor Walker signed it into law.
The WCC permit holders have become a voting block and if Barrett continues to be anti-WCC, he might be defeated once again by Walker, if the WCC voters decide to support Walker. Barrett would have to support the current WCC law to win most of those WCC voters and could add enough votes to pull the defeat over Walker.
A decision Barrett would have to make soon to win over those votes. At previous gun shows in the state, Governor Walker supporters have  announced that Barrett is anti-WCC and Walker is pro-WCC.
Governor Walker is being recall for eliminating most collective bargaining rights from most state employees. He also cut $800 million from public school funding and repealed in-state tuition for undocumented students attending state universities and colleges.

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