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Talking Points: All Eyes On The Wisconsin Recall

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WEB EXTRA: Special Election Results

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The eyes of the nation are on Wisconsin as voters go to the polls Tuesday to vote on whether to recall Gov. Scott Walker or elect Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett to fill out the rest of his term.

The latest polls all show Walker holding onto a small lead in the race.

Some pundits say the outcome of the Wisconsin recall will be an indicator of what’s to come in the Presidential race in Wisconsin. Others say for organized labor and government unions the stakes couldn’t be higher.

Unions have framed the recall as essential to their very future. But what happens if the polls turn out to be right and the union side loses?

Professor Larry Jacobs of the Humphrey Institute appeared on WCCO Sunday Morning.

“They have framed this in such a catalytic terms of either we survive or die, now they may actually be defeated in terms of the recall effort, plus they have put so much time and energy and capital behind this it’s going to be a big blow if in fact Walker win this recount,” Jacobs said.

The recall is the most expensive race in Wisconsin history. So far $63 million has been spent by both sides.

You can watch WCCO Sunday Morning with Esme Murphy every Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

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