WI Recall Could Predict Pres. Vote

    Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, right, and Democratic challenger Tom Barrett participate in a televised debate Thursday, May 31, 2012, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

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    The outcome of Tuesday's recall election on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is being seen not just as a sign of the state’s leanings on its policies, but as an omen for the presidential race this fall—especially for President Obama's chances of capturing key Midwestern swing states. With high-profile Republican governors like Chris Christie and Nikki Haley visiting and supporting Walker, as well as more than $30 million raised, the vote will send a national message about whether voters are likely to reject those who cut collective bargaining rights, as Walker did last year for most of the state’s public workers.

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