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We tell Wisconsin.
We tell our country and we tell people all across the Cologne that voters really if you want leaders who stand up and make the top defensive.
Welcome to The Journal Editorial Report on -- if -- go that was Republican governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin on Tuesday night after surviving.
A union backed recall challenge -- seven point win over Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett.
Was even larger than his margin of victory when he was first elected two years ago.
And it wasn't big labor's only loss of the -- voters in San Jose and San Diego Tuesday overwhelmingly approved cuts to retirement benefits for city workers.
Despite an aggressive campaign against the measures by public employee unions.
Joining the panel this week Wall Street Journal assistant editorial page editor James -- political diary editor Jason Riley and Washington columnist.
Kim's Troxel so Jason what does this tell us this election about the mood of the -- It tells us that the voters -- -- all they realize that -- states governments are facing serious problems and they're gonna reward politicians that are.
Willing to stand up to special interest and console.
-- the thing that struck me here it was remarkable I thought was the turnout Tom Barrett got a 158000.
More votes -- he got two years ago Scott Walker got 205000.
More votes what does this tell you about that.
Turnout operations of the two parties.
Both of these parties put an immense amount of work on the ground game.
And part because both of them saw this as a preview for Wisconsin in the presidential election to there was a real benefit to getting.
People out there they had a a huge number of -- -- offices wealthy that the RNC in particular the Republican National Committee.
Volunteers everywhere they registered a lot of folks and and the suggestion -- that this may be a help to Mitt Romney if he has the right message yet at all.
But here here misses this is the interest in thing to me -- were Democrats have been talking about their ground game for for months and weeks OK and everybody knew they are investing a lot of money and the big surprise.
At least to me was the Republican turned out there what have they been doing to -- to it to match the Democrats.
There was this is a collaboration between Republican National Committee and the Wisconsin GOP they opened more than two dozen offices and they put together -- voter lists they were.
They called for a million voters in the state they register new people.
And you and then they also had an amazing turnout operation on the day one of the fascinating things that this was incredible support that.
That that that the Republicans got in places like the eastern part of Wisconsin where you really need that huge turnout to take -- out some of the more liberal turnout and some of the big cities and they did that he got more than 70% of the vote a lot of these counts that's very interest -- what about the role of money you're James we're hearing a lot about bad words saying walker outspent Tom -- 821 that was.
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