Wis. Senate Control Still Up in the Air

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Control of the state Senate was up in the air late Tuesday evening with one last recall contest still undecided.

Democrats furious with Republican Gov. Scott Walker's contentious plan to strip most public workers of nearly all their union rights forced the governor, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and four GOP senators into recall elections Tuesday.

One of the senators quit ahead of Tuesday's elections, leaving her seat open. Republican Jerry Petrowski won that seat and GOP Sens. Scott Fitzgerald and Terry Moulton easily defeated their challengers.

That left control of the chamber hanging on the race in the 23rd Senate District in Racine. With 22 percent of precincts reporting late Tuesday, GOP incumbent Van Wannggaard had 62 percent of the vote compared with Democrat John Lehman's 38 percent.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
  • by Joshua Tatman Location: 520 Welty Ave on Jun 6, 2012 at 04:07 PM
    Hey, Paul Logli, the IEA has asked to be at the table to help fix the budget problem. You better recognize!
23 WIFR 2523 North Meridian Road Rockford, IL. 61101 Business: 815-987-5300 Fax: 815-965-0981 News: 815-987-5330 Fax: 815-987-5333
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 157391835 - wifr.com/a?a=157391835
Gray Television, Inc.