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May 20, 2012

Milwaukee paper backs embattled Wisconsin governor

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Wisconsin's most influential newspaper, says embattled Gov. Scott Walker should stay in office.

Walker, a Republican, faces a June 5 recall election against Democrat Thomas Barrett. Walker has been under fire for months, particularly from labor unions angry at his efforts to put limits on collective bargaining.

The Journal-Sentinel editorial, published in Sunday's editions, says those limits "went too far," and criticizes Walker for other stances. But it also notes that he "has helped to right the state's finances with a minimum of gimmicks."

In short, the editorial finds, "We see no reason to remove Walker from office."

To read the editorial: http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/we-recommend-walker-his-removal-isnt-justified-l55ecb6-152111305.html





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