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Republicans have new hope for November

POSTED: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 5:15pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 5:19pm

The lessons of Wisconsin are mixed but it's clear: one party, and one guy, won.

The day after he won the recall election, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker made sure to look like the new republican superstar, with a photo op at a factory.

He offered advice to the big boys.

"Voters coming to the presidential election, want candidates to explain what they'll
do and how they'll look out for next generation more than just getting through this
next election," said Walker.

Walker's approach, endorsed by Wisconsin voters, is to save tax dollars by cutting the benefits of unionized state workers.
They're in shock today.

"The idea that they point fingers and blame public school employees as being the problem-as being the cause of this economic crisis-is just crazy," said Dennis Van Roekel, the president of the National Education Association.

Romney's still the underdog, but Republicans have gained new hope.

Not helping was Bill Clinton.

Hours after he raised money with the president, he raised eyebrows:

He told CNBC he would temporarily extend the Bush tax cuts for the rich.

Republicans cheered.

For President Obama, who's made hiking taxes on millionaires a centerpiece of his campaign, it is a headache like the Republican win in Wisconsin. 

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