GOP wins BIG in Wisconsin recall elections

Last night the GOP maintained control of the Senate in Wisconsin despite the left spending spending twice as much as their Republican incumbent counterparts. And what’s even more awesome is that even if the Democrats win the next two recall elections, they still can’t get control of the Senate:

ABC – Republicans retained majority control of the Wisconsin Senate in a recall election that was spurred by Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s agenda of cutting unionized state workers’ rights.

Four GOP state senators fended off recall votes, while Democrats picked up two seats in the recall election. The final race ended close to midnight when State Sen. Alberta Darling retained her seat, defeating Democratic challenger Sandy Pasch. Unofficial numbers had Darling with 54 percent of the vote compared with 46 percent going to Pasch.

Three other Republicans held onto their seats: Sen. Rob Cowles of Allouez and Sen. Sheila Harsdorf of River Falls, and Luther Olsen of Ripon. All three defeated their Democratic challengers based on unofficial results on Tuesday, according to ABC affiliate WISN-TV in Milwaukee. …

Two Democratic incumbents face recalls next week, but even if Democrats win those they will still be in the minority.

Oh and then there’s this from the same ABC story:

Despite her party’s failure to win control of Wisconsin state Senate, State Senator Lena Taylor, a Democrat, said the fact that so many people signed petitions for the recall is what matters.

Uh no, Sen. Taylor, it’s people voting that is what matters, not signing petitions. But you just keep telling yourself that. In fact you should convince your party that petitions are better than votes in 2012 too. Good strategy.

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