Sign Of The (Wisconsin) Times: Gov. Scott Walker For President

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's future is a bigger deal to many in his state than Tuesday's presidential primary. Don Gonyea/NPR hide caption

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's future is a bigger deal to many in his state than Tuesday's presidential primary.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's future is a bigger deal to many in his state than Tuesday's presidential primary.

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There's a Republican presidential primary next Tuesday in Wisconsin. But as the accompanying photo taken by NPR political correspondent Don Gonyea in Delafield, Wisc. suggests, a lot of Wisconsinites have other political matters on their minds.

As Don writes in an e-mail:

"Note that the recall coming up on June is the big political story here. Not Tuesdays presidential primary."

This Bloomberg News story makes a similar point. The controversial Republican governor who angered Democrats and organized labor by enacting legislation that withdrew collective bargaining rights from public unions, is in a statistical dead heat according to a Marquette Law School poll with two potential Democratic opponents — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and former Dane County executive Kathleen Falk.

Meanwhile, the same poll gave Mitt Romney a healthy lead over Rick Santorum ahead of the April 3 primary.

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