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Barrett has lead in early returns

Mayor Tom Barrett. | Photo: TODAY'S TMJ4

Barrett has lead in early returns

By The Associated Press. CREATED May 8, 2012

MADISON- Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is leading his Democratic challengers based on early returns in the recall primary.

With just 3 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday, Barrett had 54 percent of the vote.

Former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk was next at 38 percent. State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout had 4 percent and Secretary of State Doug La Follette had 3 percent.

The winner will advance to face Republican Gov. Scott Walker in just four weeks.

Walker easily defeated token opposition.