Wisconsin recall elections could tip state senate majority

By - Aug 9th, 2011 09:04 am
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Today is the day for six Wisconsin Republican senators facing recall elections, and the eyes of the entire nation are upon us. Three Democratic senators have also been recalled, with Dave Hansen having re-secured his seat on July 19. Jim Holperin and Robert Wirch face the electorate one week from today, on August 16.

The Republican Senators include Robert Cowles, Sheila Harsdorf, Randy Hopper, Dan Kapanke, and Luther Olsen.

In the Milwaukee area, Sen. Alberta Darling (R) faces Rep. Sandy Pasch (D) in a bid to win the Senate District 8 seat.

Alberta Darling

Photo, Alberta Darling campaign

ILast week, ThirdCoast Digest brought you interviews and analysis with both candidates, and today we’d like to repost those stories as a primer for election day. If you live in the district, please vote: this is an unprecedented opportunity for your voice to count.

5Q: Five Questions for Alberta Darling: Facing a recall after leading Scott Walker’s budget repair bill and biennial budget through the legislature, Sen. Alberta Darling fights to keep her seat.

5Q: Five Questions for Sandy Pasch: Democratic Assembly member Sandy Pasch tells voters she will listen to them, prioritize education and health care and be a check on Gov. Scott Walker’s agenda. Now she wants your vote against Alberta Darling on Aug. 9

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