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Wisconsin State Senate

Democrats Secure Victory In State Recall Race

The Huffington Post | Nate Willis | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

Weeks after a recount began, results released Monday showed John Lehman, a Democrat, defeating incumbent Republican Van Wanggard in a recall election ...

Wisconsin Orders Recount In Race To Decide Senate Control

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

Wisconsin's board of elections has approved a request from state Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine), officially ordering a recount in a recall election tha...

Final Winner In Wisconsin Recall Declared

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

The Racine, Wis. County Clerk's office declared former state Sen. John Lehman the winner of a recall election, swinging control of the Senate to the D...

Wisconsin Dems Get Silver Lining In Recall Election

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

Democrats have appeared to win control of the Wisconsin state Senate, with former state Sen. John Lehman (D) declaring victory in a recall election of...

Democrats Gain Control Of State Senate In Wisconsin

Patch | Janine Anderson | Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics

Former Sen. John Lehman was the only Democrat on the recall ballots to declare victory.  At 12:53 a.m., he dedicated his victory to all the hard w...

Jason Linkins

Don't Get Too Excited About The Possibility That Wisconsin Democrats May Retake The State Senate | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

Based upon the way polls are shaping up, it looks like Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has a better-than-even shot at holding off tonight's gubernatorial ...

Amanda Terkel

Wisconsin Recalls: Quirk In Election Law Could Throw Governance Into Disarray | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

MILWAUKEE -- Right now, Wisconsin has a Republican governor and lieutenant governor. But after Tuesday's recall elections, the top two officials could...

Amanda Terkel

The 'Meanest' Mailer In The Wisconsin Recall | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Perhaps the most frightening and controversial flyer in the Wisconsin recalls is being circulated not in the high-profile gubernatorial ...

Recalled Wisconsin State Senator Arrested For DUI

Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

Former Wisconsin state senator Randy Hopper, a Republican casualty of the Badger State's recall elections earlier this year, was arrested Sunday night...

Wisconsin -- It's Your Future, It's Your "Third Party," It's Ground Zero for an "American Spring"

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

People watching the news this past week might have thought that Congress was the only place where battles for our future were fought. That's wrong. There are other battles, better battles, battles far from the glare of the Beltway spotlights.

Let's Send Five Democratic Women to the Wisconsin State Senate

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 10.03.2011 | Women
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

If they all win, the percentage of the Wisconsin state senate that are women will rise from around 25% to a third. That is the very essence of getting off the sidelines.

The Wisconsin Way: Down with Fake Voters, Up with Fake Candidates!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The nice lady behind the table wonders if I might have an ID card I can show her. She's only asking, not demanding. She's certainly not requiring. Req...

Sam Stein

Wisconsin State Senate Republicans Took Hundreds Of Thousands In Government Farm Subsidies | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At least three of the Wisconsin state Senate Republicans currently demanding that public workers sacrifice benefits, wages and even coll...

Stop Scott Walker's Sleight of Hand

Ellen Bravo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen Bravo

CEOs on Wall Street and at Wisconsin corporations should be the target of the budget-repair bill. Not the woman who teaches severely disabled teens.

Wisconsin Assembly Passes Anti-Union Bill

AP/The Huffington Post | TODD RICHMOND | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — (AP) The Wisconsin Assembly early Friday passed a bill that would strip most public workers of their collective bargaining rights ...