Dems win both WI recall votes

The Democrats are claiming that the failure of the GOP to recall two Wisconsin state senators yesterday was proof that the people supported their fleabagging tactics. Nice try, but sorry. The people of Wisconsin were heartily sick of the recall efforts as evidenced by the low turnout. Further, the move to recall Governor Walker appears to be losing steam as most Wisconsinites now oppose a recall election. That said, the GOP lost a golden opportunity to increase their 17-16 margin in the senate. JSOnline: The six-month saga that was Wisconsin's state Senate recall movement ended Tuesday with Democrats retaining two seats - and Republicans still in possession of a week-old, razor-thin 17-16 majority. On the fourth election day of the summer, two Democratic incumbents were victorious. Sen. Jim Holperin (D-Conover) beat challenger and tea party activist Kim Simac of Eagle River, and Sen. Bob Wirch (D-Pleasant Prairie) easily topped Republican lawyer Jonathan Steitz. Bottom line:...(Read Full Post)