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Two More Wisconsin Recalls To Take Place On Tuesday

Monday, August 15th, 2011 at 8:36 am

In Wisconsin, two Democratic state senators face recall elections Tuesday, but even if they win and retain their seats, Republicans will hold on to the majority in the Wisconsin State Senate.

It’s essentially a chance for the Republicans to make up the two seats they lost last Tuesday in the larger round of recall elections. Republicans lost two seats in six recalls races last week. Tomorrow, there are only two races to follow, both with Democrats as the incumbents and Republicans as the challengers.

Democrats Bob Wirch of Pleasant Prairie and Jim Holperin of Conover are trying to retain their seats. They were targeted for recall after fleeing to Illinois earlier this year in a vain attempt to stop Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to eliminate the collective bargaining rights of some public employees.

Wirch faces attorney Jonathan Steitz of Kenosha and Holperin is challenged by tea party organizer Kim Simac of Eagle River.

By the way, This is the second time Holperin has been targeted for recall. He survived a 1990 attempt tied to his support for tribal spearfishing.

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