“This is what democracy looks like.” ~ Rebecca Kleefisch
This is a big loss for the unions and, hopefully, for the Drone-in-Chief!
President Obama distanced himself from the Wisconsin recall but he did tweet his support for Barrett. I heard that he waved as he flew over the state the other day.
I wonder if the Democrats in the legislature are going to hide out in another state for a while.
The best thing about this is that Wisconsin, the heart of America, has voted for freedom and for justice. It is just wrong to recall someone for a disagreement and it wasted a lot of money.
With 91% reporting at 11:30 PM EST, Walker 54%, Barrett 45% & Kleefisch 54%, Mitchell 46%
Governor Walker’s speech was one of uniting and working together!
AP: Republicans Fitzgerald, Moulton, Petrowski won the Senate recalls.
Update: 6/6: 10 AM: The final race results at District 21 6/6: 7:00 AM: Democrat John Lehman defeats Republican Van Wanggaard, the difference is 800 votes. It has been contested and there will be a recount. If Lehman’s victory holds, control of the state senate will swing to the Democrats.
The Wisconsin state senate is out of session until November – the win is a Pyrrhic victory.
A new round of state senate elections due in November, when 16 of 33 seats are up for grabs and the senate win could be short-lived.
|Scott Walker, GOP (i)||1,331,076||53% %|
|Tom Barrett, Dem||1,158,337||46% %|
|Hari Trivedi, Ind||14,332||1% %|
|Rebecca Kleefisch, GOP (i)||1,296,916||53% %|
|Mahlon Mitchell, Dem||1,150,991||47% %|
State Senate District 13
|Scott Fitzgerald, GOP (i)||47,116||58% %|
|Lori Compas, Dem||32,870||41% %|
|Terry Virgil, Lib||760||1% %|
State Senate District 21
|John Lehman, Dem||36,255||51% %|
|Van Wanggaard, GOP (i)||35,476||49% %|
State Senate District 23
|Terry Moulton, GOP (i)||39,843||57% %|
|Kristen Dexter, Dem||30,479||43% %|
State Senate District 29
|Jerry Petrowski, GOP||44,027||61% %|
|Donna Seidel, Dem|