Three months after Wisconsin's Republican Governor Scott Walker took office last year there were massive protests in the state capitol. Democrats fled the state to prevent a legislative quorum for his proposals. But Walker finally got his way with enactment of new laws to restrict almost all collective bargaining for public employees and to increase their payments for health insurance and retirement benefits. Next Tuesday, Walker faces a recall against Democrat Tom Barrett, the Mayor of Milwaukee. We size up next week's election and learn what's at stake for the presidential campaign in a crucial swing state.
The National Showdown in Wisconsin
- Craig Gilbert - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - @wisvoter
- Lisa Graves - Center for Media and Democracy - @thelisagraves
- Luke Hilgemann - Americans for Prosperity - @AFPhq
- Gary Chaison - Clark University - @ClarkMatters