Wisconsin Republicans Not Considering Lame Duck Session, Focused On Winning Recalls

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 at 6:34 am

A spokesman for the Republican leader in the Wisconsin state Senate says there has been no talk yet about calling a lame duck session if Democrats win the majority through recall elections.

Andrew Welhouse, spokesman for Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, told the Associated Press Monday that Republicans “have no plans to come back in a lame-duck session, and we’ve never discussed the possibility.”

However, if Democrats do take control, Welhouse says there may be talks at that point about coming back in a lame duck session.

For now, Welhouse says Republicans are focused on winning the six recall elections Tuesday and the two the following week. If Democrats win five of the races they will take over majority control.

Barring recounts, the election results must be certified within 15 days of the election.

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