Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker beat out his Democratic challenger Tom Barrett in yesterday's recall election. Walker beat Barrett 53 percent to 46 percent with 98 percent of precincts reporting.
“Tonight we tell Wisconsin, we tell our country and we tell people across the globe: Voters really do want leaders who stand up and make the tough decisions,” Walker said last night, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Dems did get a victory out of the recall election, though, taking back the Senate with the unseating of Republican State Sen. Van Wanggaard. Former State Sen. John Lehman appears to have unseated the Racine legislator as the Democrat is ahead by 779 votes with all precincts reporting. Wanggard has yet to concede though, and as of now, the AP has not called the race.