An analysis of the Wisconsin recall election: Labor, religion and policy

Published: Wednesday, June 6 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

Thousands of pro-labor protesters rallied at the Wisconsin Capitol Saturday, March 12, 2011, in Madison, Wis.

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Christopher Chapp, a political scientist from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, looks at the Wisconsin recal election through an analysis of the stat's history on labor, religion and policy:

Governor Walker — a self-identified born-again Christian and the son of a Baptist minister — is no stranger to religious arguments in politics. Indeed, he sees a clear connection between the two, noting at his inaugural prayer breakfast, The great creator, no matter who you worship, is the one from which our freedoms are derived, not the government."

Read more about the roll of religion in the Wisconsin recall election on Religion & Politics .

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