Despite last night’s win by Republican Scott Walker in Wisconsins recall race for governor, Democrats still seem confident enough in flipping the state Senate from GOP to Democrats.
In an article written by By Bob Secter, Chicago Tribune he mentions “After a vote tabulation glitch in Racine County, Democrat John Lehman appears to have come out on top in a state Senate recall that late Tuesday night looked as if it was going the way of incumbent Republican Van Wanggard. The margin is less than 1,000 votes, and Wanggard has yet to concede though Lehman, who held the seat until 2010, declared victory.”
They Democrats challenged four Senate seats in Wisconsin, including that of most leader Scott Fitzgerald. Unfortunately for them, only Wanggard’s changed hands after Tuesday’s voting. If this result holds the Democrats will gain a 17-16 majority. However Wangaard can ask a recount under Wisconsin law.
It’s only one seat but it is definitely enough to flip control of the state Senate from the GOP to Democrats. This change could in theory make things much harder for Scott Walker to urge his conservative program. This is all hypothetical though, only because the legislature is not scheduled to meet between now and the November elections. Only then will Republicans get a chance to regain control of the Senate.
Moreover, since Republicans controlled the legislature last year they have managed to make neighborhoods much more Republican friendly. Democrats who control the legislature in neighboring Illinois did the same in order strengthen their power.
Check out this clip of the madness from the Rachel Maddow Show.
This is definitely going to be an interesting year!
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