Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Wisconsin 14 Becomes The Sweet 16

The last two recall elections happened in Wisconsin yesterday to far less fanfare than the previous six ones that occurred a week ago.

This time it was two more of the 14 Wisconsin Democratic senators who bounced across the border to keep Wisconsin dictator governor Scott Walker (R) from imposing the anti-union bill cutting collective bargaining rights for public workers upon the people of the state.

It touched off a firestorm of criticism, anger and grassroots political action that led to the series of recall elections that concluded last night with two of the 'Wisconsin 14' senators, Sen. Jim Holperin and Sen. Bob Wirch facing GOP challengers.   Wirch knocked off Jonathan Steitz  while Holperin knocked off Kim Simac.  The wins kept the Dems a perfect 3 for 3 in defending their seats while taking two from the GOP.

The 19-14 GOP edge in the Wisconsin senate they went into these recalls with has been whittled down to a slim 17-16 majority with the clock ticking toward January 3, 2012. 

What happens on that day?   That's when the people of Wisconsin can start collecting the signatures they need to initiate the recall election to get Gov. Walker out of office..

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