High Turnout in Wisconsin Recall Did Not Benefit Democrats

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The political world was watching Wisconsin yesterday, where unprecedented recall elections were an exercise in summertime politics. Because hundreds of thousands protesters gathered at the state capitol in March, Democrats thought they could outdraw Republicans for an August showdown and seize control of the State Senate. It didn't happen that way. Going into yesterday's special elections, Republicans controlled the Wisconsin State Senate with 19 members to 14 Democrats. The GOP is still in control, with a reduced margin of 17 to 16, as Craig Gilbert reports in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.




Warren Olney