Three of six Wisconsin state senators have held on their seats in recall elections.
Democrat Jennifer Shilling defeated serving Republican Sen. Dan Kapanke. She is the first Democrat to win on Tuesday.
Unofficial results indicate Shilling captured 55 percent of the vote compared with 45 percent for Kapanke Incumbent Republican Sen. Luther Olsen has prevail over a challenge from Democrat Fred Clark to succeed in a recall election. Unofficial results from Tuesday’s election show Olsen with 54 percent of the vote and Clark with 46 percent. Olsen is the third of six Republican incumbents to win. Two other races remained too close to call.
Senator Sheila Harsdorf of River Falls defeated his Democratic challenger in one of six Republican incumbents in the recall election to the Senate of Wisconsin.
The unofficial results of Tuesday’s election show Harsdorf received 58 percent of the vote against 42 percent for Democrat Shelly Moore, a professor of elementary school Ellsworth.
Sen. Rob Cowles of Allouez defeated his Democratic challenger in one of six Republican incumbents in the recall election to the Senate of Wisconsin.
The unofficial results of Tuesday’s show Cowles elections captured 58 percent of the vote against 42 percent for Democrat Nancy Nusbaum with 81 percent of election districts reporting.
Republican incumbent trying to push rival Democrats who have fomented a backlash against the GOP governor and Scott Walker for their efforts to the public employees’ trade union rights of most stripes.
The unofficial results showed the victory against two and two others set up, based on initial results. Democrats led in two races. Democrats must win at least three races to take majority control of the Senate.