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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Barrett To Face Walker in Wisconsin Recall Election - Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett won the Democratic primary yesterday and will face Republican Governor Scott Walker in the June 5 recall election.  Barrett defeated Kathleen Falk, who had backing from major unions. has more here.


Lugar Thumped By Mourdock - the Indiana U.S. Senator lost by nearly 20 points and had nothing kind to say about Richard Mourdock last night.  Democrat Rep. Joe Donnelly, who will face Mourdock in November, is set up to benefit from the fall out among Republicans. has more here.


N. Carolina Bans Gay Marriage - they become the latest state to pass a constitutional amendement banning same sex marriage.  The California ban is already headed to the Supreme Court, so look to see this issue ultimately decided by them.  The Washington Post has more here.


Republicans Vote to Block Student Loan Extension - the 52-45 partisan vote in the Senate yesterday blocked the bill from proceeding forward to discussion and a full up or down vote.  The Huffington Post has more here.


Greece Struggles To Form Coalition Government - following the parliamentary election which defeated many members of the mainstream political parties.  World financial markets reacted in a downward trend to the results of the elections in France and Greece. has more here.


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