Wisconsin Recall Election Results 2012: Tom Barrett Wins Primary Will Face Off Against Scott Walker

May 08, 2012

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was projected the winner of Wisconsin's Democratic gubernatorial primary race to face off against Gov. Scott Walker (R) in a June 5 recall election by the Associated Press.

The AP reports:

The recall, triggered by the collection of more than 900,000 petition signatures, was spurred by anger over Walker's proposal passed last year taking collective bargaining rights from public workers.

Barrett, who gained national attention in 2009 when he intervened in an attack at the state fair, had 54 percent of the vote in preliminary results.

"We know that the real battle is ahead and it's really going to be a battle for the values of Wisconsin," Barrett told The Associated Press shortly after the race was called. "Our view is Scott Walker has done a lot of damage to the state and Wisconsin can't be fixed as long as Scott Walker is governor."

Below, a live blog collaboration between Patch and HuffPost Politics on the latest developments to unfold in Wisconsin.