There have been three gubernatorial recall elections in U.S. history
Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin is the only one to keep his job
Walker and his supporters raised $30.5 million in recall fight
His Democratic opponent, Tom Barrett, and his backers raised $4 million
In a political battle where fiscal conservatives faced off against the labor movement, Wisconsin held a closely watched gubernatorial recall election this week.
By the numbers, here’s a look at the Wisconsin recall.
3 – Gubernatorial recall elections in U.S. history.
2 – Governors who were removed from office after a recall: California Gov. Gray Davis in 2003 and North Dakota Gov. Lynn Frazier in 1921.
1 – Governor who kept his job after a recall: Scott Walker of Wisconsin.
19 – Number of states permitting the recall of state officials.
540,208 – The number of petition signatures required in Wisconsin for a recall election for governor or lieutenant governor.
900,939 – The number of valid signatures received by the Committee to Recall Scott Walker.
$30.5 million – Amount raised by Walker and his Republican supporters.
$4 million – Amount raised by his Democratic challenger, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, and his supporters.
53 – Percentage that voted for Walker.
46 – Percentage that voted for Barrett.
16 – Wisconsin state senators who refused to appear at the Capitol in February 2011 to vote on a controversial bill about collective bargaining for public workers. Some of these lawmakers went into hiding in Illinois.
1987 – Year the popular (and super-dorky) Wisconsin “Cheesehead” foam hat was invented.
$3.6 billion – Amount of Wisconsin’s deficit when Walker took office in January 2011.
26.3 gallons – Per capita beer consumption in Wisconsin in 2010.
56 – Percentage in Wisconsin that voted for Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election.
43 – Percentage that voted for GOP candidate John McCain.
1 – Number of times Barrett was slapped before his concession speech Tuesday night.