The media called it about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday our time, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has survived a labor-backed attempted recall.
Does an election halfway across the nation have an impact here? Are there any lessons to learn? Could changes be in store for public employees, such as teachers?
According to CBS News, the recall fight, prompted by Walker's decision to strip Wisconsin public workers of their collective bargaining rights, "has doubled as a proxy fight over whether Republicans can push through spending cuts and confront organized labor - and live to tell about it."
The state's teachers union, the California Teachers Association, has been keeping an eye on Wisconsin events. A search of the governor's name yields 85 results.
Closer to home, there's no doubt local teachers are watching. The Capistrano Unfiied Education Association has a tab linking to a video called the "Walker Dilemma."
So is it an interesting case study? Is it relevant at all? Tell us in the comments, but please refrain from using the word "hack." Deal?