Report: GOP retains Wisconsin senate control in recall battle
Thousands of demonstrators protest outside the Wisconsin State Capitol March 12, 2011 in Madison, Wisconsin.
August 10th, 2011
07:40 AM ET
11 years ago

Report: GOP retains Wisconsin senate control in recall battle

Madison, Wisconsin (CNN) - Republicans retained four of the six state Senate seats that were in jeopardy in Tuesday's recall elections in Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported.

Democrats won two seats but needed three to take control, the newspaper reported.


Filed under: Scott Walker • Wisconsin
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. John, PA

    Not hard to believe. Another example of how the unions waste their member’s money. It’s a shame we can’t recall Obama, we have to wait until Nov, 2012. In 2010 the Democratic lose was a slaughter; the 2012 election cycle is going to be a massacre. Obama, the Democrats in the house and the 23 Senators up for election in 2012 better understand their jobs are on the line, we are watching how they vote, they will be replaced.

    August 10, 2011 07:53 am at 7:53 am |
  2. bb

    When will people ever learn that the GOP is anti-middle class? They are not interested in job creation...they are in fact the job snatchers. A vote for (R) is a vote against jobs.

    August 10, 2011 08:00 am at 8:00 am |
  3. U.S. Common Sense

    Nice waste of money, Democrats. Next time, don't abandon your jobs, stay in session, and do your jobs.

    August 10, 2011 08:21 am at 8:21 am |
  4. Frank - Ohio

    Democracy 1 – Union Thugs 0

    August 10, 2011 08:23 am at 8:23 am |
  5. malabar

    comments ought to be interesting. conspiracies, terrorists, astroturf, morons . . . anythng except we lost to a different set of ideals. so let us hear it dems, demonization and hatred of your fellow Americans. and no, they will not be brought up on charges of treason hahaha, not a one.

    August 10, 2011 08:27 am at 8:27 am |
  6. Angie

    Why would you want to elect more Democrat cowards in Wisc who will run to another State when the going gets difficult?!?!? This shows that you wouldn't. This is a victory for the American people and a slap in the face to the union thugs we saw on TV.

    August 10, 2011 08:28 am at 8:28 am |
  7. larry

    No news here they are republican strong holds anyway

    August 10, 2011 08:36 am at 8:36 am |
  8. RightLeaningIndependent

    Well Dems and Union thugs, there you have it! You have been rebuked once again. Now, time to take the two Dem seats that are up for recall!!!

    August 10, 2011 08:42 am at 8:42 am |
  9. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    I am very saddenned by the results.
    I will NOT take the Rethugs attitude that foul play may have had a hand in the vote count, but I will say that America needs to get really serious about 2012 and re-electing President Obama or our collective goose will be burnt to a crisp and promptly disposed of by the Teatard division of the Rethug Party.

    August 10, 2011 08:51 am at 8:51 am |
  10. A True Centrist

    Tough day for the unions. It is clear when you do the research and read articles like "Bonus Time" in the Chicago Tribune and "Walker's Reform Saves Teachers' Jobs" that Governor Walker was right on the issue. SInce the legislation was passed, several school districts have surpluses and have used the additional funds to save/create more jobs and decrease class sizes. The unions may have spent tens of millions on these elections but the people of WI got this one right. I'm glad to see some people are smarter than just voting along party lines and can see what positive change looks like. We'll see how the rest of his term goes but for now, his first big move as governor looks like a success.

    August 10, 2011 09:16 am at 9:16 am |