Skip to comments.Live Thread: Wisconsin Senate Recalls - Six Republican Seats at Risk
Posted on 08/09/2011 5:04:12 PM PDT by Jean SEdited on 08/09/2011 6:37:54 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
WISCONSIN SENATE RECALL ELECTIONS BY DISTRICT:
SENATE DISTRICT 2:
Republican incumbent: Senator Robert Cowles of Allouez. First elected to state Senate in April 1987 special election.
Democratic challenger: Nancy Nusbaum of De Pere, a former mayor of De Pere and Brown County executive.
SENATE DISTRICT 8:
Republican incumbent: Senator Alberta Darling of River Hills. First elected to the Senate in 1992.
Democratic challenger: Representative Sandy Pasch of Whitefish Bay. Elected to Assembly in 2008, reelected
SENATE DISTRICT 10:
Republican incumbent: Senator Sheila Harsdorf of River Falls. First elected to Senate in 2000.
Democratic challenger: Shelly Moore, a teacher from River Falls who has also served as teachers' union organizer.
SENATE DISTRICT 14:
Republican incumbent: Senator Luther Olsen of Ripon. First elected to Senate in 2004. Served in Assembly 1994 to 2004.
Democratic challenger: Representative Fred Clark of Baraboo. Elected to Assembly in 2008, reelected 2010.
SENATE DISTRICT 18:
Republican incumbent: Senator Randy Hopper of Fond du Lac. Elected to Senate in 2008 by 163 votes over Jessica King.
Democratic challenger: Jessica King, an attorney in private practice from Oshkosh, born and raised in Fond du Lac.
SENATE DISTRICT 32:
Republican incumbent: Senator Dan Kapanke of La Crosse, First elected to Senate in 2004.
Democratic challenger: Representative Jennifer Shilling of La Crosse. Elected to Assembly since 2000.
AP results link
Back to even in the 18th:
State Senate - District 18 - General
August 09, 2011 - 10:02PM CT
Wisconsin - 94 of 108 Precincts Reporting - 87%
Name Party Votes Vote %
King , Jessica Dem 24,458 50%
Hopper , Randy (i) GOP 24,321 50%
9:54 PM: 18th tightens, city of Oshkosh precincts only ones left
The 18th SD has tightened to just 27 votes with all of the remaining votes still out from the city of Oshkosh.
According to unofficial results from the Fond du Lac and Winnebago County clerks’ offices, GOP Sen. Randy Hopper leads 23,666 to 23,639 for Dem Jessica King.
The Winnebago County Clerk’s Office says the remaining precincts still out are all in the city of Oshkosh.
— By JR Ross
I still am amazed at how Wisconsin ha changed in my life time. These results would have been unthinkable only a few years ago.
that doesn’t sound right. clift hanger if percentages hold.
Winnebago seemed to be tightening there. Where are those remaining 18 precincts?
There are only 2 Dem recall races next week from what I know. One of them isn't even competitive, so we really only have one shot at a pickup.
We need to hold 4 seats tonight to keep the state senate. Basically, as best I know, if Darling holds on and wins like people are saying on this thread we keep the senate.
I like the sound of that.
What are they saying on the other 3?
it all comes down to Winnebago, PERIOD
Good news is that with 5 of the remaining 23 precincts coming in, his margin only went down by 46 votes. Keep that up and he wins. Of course it's not clear how those other precincts have gone in the past.
Does Oshkosh trend dim or Pubbie?
So, is Oshkosh a lib stronghold?
How soon before a Democrat judge steps in to rain on this parade?
I believe it is a big Ron Johnson area.
No changes, they update about every 6 or 7 minutes ... we shall see!
Crap, King just took the lead (jsonline website, 14 precincts to go):
King , Jessica
Hopper , Randy (i)
These nail biters in the blue states almost always go RAT because they hold a few precincts back to see how many votes they are going to need.
jsonline shows Hopper down around 120 with 14 precints left to report.
Dah! I forgot there was one recall a few weeks ago.
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