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Two GOP Senators Survive Wisconsin Recall Elections
MSNBC ^ | August 09, 2011 | Tom Curry

Posted on 08/09/2011 8:19:35 PM PDT by Steelfish

Two GOP Senators Survive Wisconsin Recall Elections

Millions invested in elections for six GOP senators in what could be 2012 battleground state

By Tom Curry

At least two Republican state senators survived recall elections as votes were counted Tuesday night in Wisconsin in state Senate races which have gained national attention.

The two Republican winners were state Sen Robert Cowles and state Sen. Sheila Harsdorf.

Democrats, organized labor and progressive groups were using the recall effort to seek retribution against six GOP Senate allies of Gov. Scott Walker who enacted a labor law overhaul that ended collective bargaining rights for many public sector workers.

Walker and his allies also enacted a voter identification law and a redistricting plan, which is being challenged in court.

With the split in Wisconsin’s Senate at 19 Republicans and 14 Democrats, a net turnover of three would change party control.

In the 2010 elections, Walker won the governor’s office while the GOP gained four seats in the Senate, giving them the majority.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown
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1 posted on 08/09/2011 8:19:38 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Holy cow! Hang on!


2 posted on 08/09/2011 8:20:47 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Steelfish

District 2: Robert Cowles (Republican) - DECLARED WINNER!!!
District 8: Darling (R) - 44% vs. Pasch (D) - 56% [39% REPORTING]
District 10: Sheila Harsdorf (Republican) - DECLARED WINNER!!!
District 14: Luther Olsen (Republican) - DECLARED WINNER!!!
District 18: Hopper (R) - 51% - King (D) - 49% [79% REPORTING]
District 32: Kapanke (R) 46% - Schilling (D) - 54% [82% REPORTING]


3 posted on 08/09/2011 8:21:30 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: Steelfish

When will the unions start rioting? That’s the question.


4 posted on 08/09/2011 8:24:01 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: katiedidit1
And we won't back down. (With no apologies to Tom Petty)
5 posted on 08/09/2011 8:25:43 PM PDT by oyez ( America is being pimped.)
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To: Steelfish

The way I was hearing on the radio, this was a lost cause for the GOP, this looks like it is far from that.


6 posted on 08/09/2011 8:25:54 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Steelfish

We need 3 to stave off a dem majority.


7 posted on 08/09/2011 8:26:00 PM PDT by tunedin
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To: tunedin

Three for America
One for the LIBtards so far

Hold on two to go


8 posted on 08/09/2011 8:27:33 PM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: unixfox
When will the unions start rioting?

Whenever the beer truck arrives.

9 posted on 08/09/2011 8:27:35 PM PDT by oyez ( America is being pimped.)
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To: oyez

live report on facebook and great site..https://www.facebook.com/DefeatObama


10 posted on 08/09/2011 8:27:55 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: oyez

live report on facebook and great site..https://www.facebook.com/DefeatObama


11 posted on 08/09/2011 8:27:55 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: tunedin

There are 3


12 posted on 08/09/2011 8:28:13 PM PDT by funfan
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To: wilco200

Looks like it is going to come down to District 18.


13 posted on 08/09/2011 8:28:13 PM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: Steelfish

3 r now declared winners


14 posted on 08/09/2011 8:28:24 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: tunedin

They called the third GOP victory already.

http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/127331193.html


15 posted on 08/09/2011 8:28:33 PM PDT by farlander (Fiat Justitia, Ruat Caelum. Sic Semper Tyrannis!)
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To: katiedidit1

Losing 2 is bad enough, but District 18 looks way too close for me.


16 posted on 08/09/2011 8:28:43 PM PDT by RockinRight (If we're "teabaggers" then they're "d-baggers.")
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To: oyez

Mark my words.

If the Dems win only 1 of 6 they will declare victory.


17 posted on 08/09/2011 8:29:18 PM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: tunedin; All

Isn’t there another election where two dems are being recalled?? I expect these two will get the boot...


18 posted on 08/09/2011 8:29:43 PM PDT by Fred ('Just cus I said it, don't mean I meant it'..An Obamaism)
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To: katiedidit1

Darling, it’s over.


19 posted on 08/09/2011 8:31:21 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

PRAY HARD!!!!~


20 posted on 08/09/2011 8:31:31 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Fred

Next Tuesday.


21 posted on 08/09/2011 8:34:12 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: stephenjohnbanker

District 2: Robert Cowles (Republican) - DECLARED WINNER!!!
District 8: Darling (R) - 44% vs. Pasch (D) - 56% [40% REPORTING]
District 10: Sheila Harsdorf (Republican) - DECLARED WINNER!!!
District 14: Luther Olsen (Republican) - DECLARED WINNER!!!
District 18: Hopper (R) - 50% - King (D) - 50% [87% REPORTING]
District 32: Jennifer Schilling (D) Declared Winner :(


22 posted on 08/09/2011 8:34:27 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: Steelfish

District 2: Robert Cowles (Republican) - DECLARED WINNER!!!
District 8: Darling (R) - 44% vs. Pasch (D) - 56% [40% REPORTING]
District 10: Sheila Harsdorf (Republican) - DECLARED WINNER!!!
District 14: Luther Olsen (Republican) - DECLARED WINNER!!!
District 18: Hopper (R) - 50% - King (D) - 50% [87% REPORTING]
District 32: Jennifer Schilling (D) Declared Winner :(


23 posted on 08/09/2011 8:35:03 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: tunedin

No the recall vote for a couple of democrats is a few days from now,


24 posted on 08/09/2011 8:35:27 PM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: wilco200

Of course, but there’s a very good chance the GOP will knock Jim Holperin out next week, gaining at least 1 seat back.

Who in WI with an even marginally-functioning brain could vote to put more Democrats in charge? Especially after this week...


25 posted on 08/09/2011 8:35:27 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Steelfish

Lying Dem supporters on the MSNBC board.


26 posted on 08/09/2011 8:35:45 PM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: bigbob

No shortage of brain-dead dupes in Wisconsin...or anywhere for that matter.


27 posted on 08/09/2011 8:38:32 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood)
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To: katiedidit1

Thank you very much!


28 posted on 08/09/2011 8:38:53 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

You gotta start watching MSNBC.

These guys are in full spin mode.

Now talking about how if they only get two that some RINO up there may do the right thing and vote with the dems. Sheesh!

This night is a repudiation of Unions, Dems and Obama


29 posted on 08/09/2011 8:42:33 PM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: Steelfish

read the comments at the link... it’ll make ya wanna turn the firehoses on the hippies


30 posted on 08/09/2011 8:43:05 PM PDT by esoxmagnum (The rats have been trained to pull the D voting lever to get their little food pellet)
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To: Steelfish

Democrat winners will be celebrating in a motel room in a nearby state.


31 posted on 08/09/2011 8:43:08 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: wilco200

It just goes to show how lame they really are. Then their are those of us that, oh well, never mind.


32 posted on 08/09/2011 8:43:58 PM PDT by oyez ( America is being pimped.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

If the voters are to stupid to understand a turn around, God would be their only answer. Voting for a downgrade in credit will smack them square in the face if the voters give the socialist dems any more power. TN is now under review because we accepted Obama’s stash.


33 posted on 08/09/2011 8:43:58 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: katiedidit1

Darling will win this - much of Milwaukee has reported and most of Waukesha has not - I love whoever is running Waukesha county - they waited until the very end in the Prosser election to post totals and it really pissed off the dems when they thought they had won but had indeed lost. I think they are doing it again tonight!


34 posted on 08/09/2011 8:44:32 PM PDT by MissH
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To: eyedigress

Correct!


35 posted on 08/09/2011 8:46:34 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: oyez

Come on. Give me a break. It’s late I’m bored :)


36 posted on 08/09/2011 8:46:48 PM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: RockinRight

Looks like 3 Districts may be a problem 8,10 and 32.


37 posted on 08/09/2011 8:47:00 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: bigbob

“Who in WI with an even marginally-functioning brain could vote to put more Democrats in charge? Especially after this week...”

The Reps were outspent 20:1 (in the one case that I heard). It sure would help if the national Republicans would send a few pennies their way, instead of leaving them to fend for themselves.


38 posted on 08/09/2011 8:47:25 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: Clock King

Expected.


39 posted on 08/09/2011 8:48:03 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

MSNC reports:

“In recall elections Tuesday in Wisconsin which gained national attention, control of the state Senate hung in the balance as votes were tallied in two close races.

At least three Republican lawmakers survived the Democratic recall effort. The three GOP winners were Sen. Robert Cowles, Sen. Sheila Harsdorf and Sen. Luther Olsen.

But most at risk as voting started Tuesday appeared to be three other Republicans, Alberta Darling, Randy Hopper and Dan Kapanke, all of whom barely won their races in 2008.

Kapanke lost Tuesday to Democrat Jennifer Shilling, who got 55 percent of the vote.”


40 posted on 08/09/2011 8:50:42 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: MissH

That is what I was just telling my husband,,,”remember the Prosser election.”

We had no recall to vote in.

We sure saw a lot of horrible ads though!


41 posted on 08/09/2011 8:50:52 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (PALIN 45 -The cure for "meet the new boss, same as the old boss." Resisting Tyranny Since 1-20-2009)
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To: MissH

Darling only down ~900 now with 63% in. Maybe it’s possible.


42 posted on 08/09/2011 8:50:52 PM PDT by RockinRight (The ObamAA+ Downgrade)
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To: Jagdgewehr

Please don’t refer to us in Wisconsin as dupes. We are alert and well informed. This is ground zero for Obama and the Unions and O’s political machines have poured nearly $40 million - that’s the truth - into these races. This is a minor miracle that with all the voter fraud going on in this state, like duplicate absentee ballots being given and mailed to inner city and Madison voters (sure Dem votes) that the upstanding hardworking conservatives are even CLOSE in this race.

I will admit the GOP of WI has done little or nothing to help our cause. The national GOP has their McConnel, Boehner head under the desk, too. We conservatives here in WI have been pounded on, screamed at, been called terrorists, been lied about and we’re still squeaking out some EXCELLENT victories tonight.

We here in WI are showing the country what we’re made of. We will NOT be bought out, will not give up and will NEVER give in. The two Dem’s (should have been all 14 of the fleebag Dems) will have the recall election next week. IF the Dems win more than one seat tonight even more money will flow in here for next week’s election.

Pray for us and our great state. We love Wisconsin and are trying mostly on our own to be the first wave of the 2012 elections.


43 posted on 08/09/2011 8:51:21 PM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (If WE don't change things and stand up for what is right, then who will?)
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To: wilco200

” You gotta start watching MSNBC.”

Sorry....I just started a new business, and I am working 12 hours a day.....you know....the 57 year old lazy shiftless rabble who employs most of America : )


44 posted on 08/09/2011 8:52:07 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

These boobs are now referring to WI as “Republican” territory.
Last year it was the birthplace of Unions/Lib stronghold.

Now they’re calling knocking on doors a victory


45 posted on 08/09/2011 8:53:57 PM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

The Dem voters have no idea what I said or what you concurred on. The founders had it right all along. If you haven’t been through the ringer you will never understand the rinse.


46 posted on 08/09/2011 8:54:07 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: BobL

I agree, Even though we lose 2, this is a HUGE win for the GOP. Even if for some reason it becomes 3, it will galvanize the voters next week and return one very vulnerable Fleebagger to civilian life.

Most people don’t know how Democrat Wisconsin has traditionally been, that’s why even though I’m in GA I sent them a few bucks. The fact that the union thug machine spent approximately $166/voter and didn’t get a majority will break their back. There is no doubting this. If you add up the amount of money they spent between Prosser and this election, and failed on both, that is a heck of a lot of cash that won’t be going towards Obama’s misinformation campaign in 2012. Keep that in mind.


47 posted on 08/09/2011 8:55:37 PM PDT by GOP_Muzik (If all the world's a stage then I want different lighting)
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

This is one heck of a great post. You have my respect for sure.


48 posted on 08/09/2011 8:57:06 PM PDT by GOP_Muzik (If all the world's a stage then I want different lighting)
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To: eyedigress

Once again...correcto!


49 posted on 08/09/2011 8:57:19 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Steelfish

Screw Kalifornia - “as goes Wisconsin so goes America”!


50 posted on 08/09/2011 8:58:06 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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