- Walker claimed 54 percent of the vote in Wisconsin as of Tuesday night.
- Limits on public-sector employees' collective bargains rights are likely to stand now.
- Faculty unions had been big supporters of the recall election.
Wisconsin voters have elected to keep Gov. Scott Walker, whose efforts to curtail the collective-bargaining rights of public-college faculty members and other state workers have made him a rising star in the Republican party while triggering a backlash against him among labor interests.
As returns in a special recall election came in Tuesday night, Governor Walker was claiming 54 percent of the vote, soundly defeating his Democratic challenger, Tom Barrett, the mayor of Milwaukee. ...