Two Wisconsin Democratic state senators handily won recall election challenges from Republicans yesterday.
“Voters once again stood up and spoke out to say (Governor) Scott Walker’s extreme agenda isn’t what they want for Wisconsin,” said Wisconsin Education Association Council President Mary Bell. “Last night’s election results send a loud and clear message that Wisconsinites are bound and determined to reclaim balance in their state government and that they continue to support those who protect the middle class. Clearly the strategy to move this state forward focuses on electing leaders who share Wisconsin’s values — and Senator Jim Holperin and Senator Bob Wirch fit the bill.”
Last week, two Wisconsin Democrats picked up state senate seats in recall elections against sitting Republicans. Democrat Jennifer Shilling defeated Republican Sen. Dan Kapanke. Democrat Jessica King defeated Republican Sen. Randy Hopper.