1. Recall

    GOP Hangs on to Wisc. Senate

    Residents in Glendale, Wis., which is also also Sen. Alberta Darling’s district, line up Tuesday, July 12, 2011, to vote in a Democratic primary election ahead of a recall election next month. Darling is one of six Republican state senators being targeted for recall for supporting Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s budget-repair bill. Three Democratic state senators are also being targeted for recall for fleeing the state to stall action on the bill.

    Dinesh Ramde / AP Photo

    Governor Scott Walker can breathe a sigh of relief: Wisconsin Republicans held control of the state senate after Democrats picked up just two of six seats in Tuesday's recall elections. The GOP now enjoys a narrow 17-16 majority, although it could boost its margin next week when two Democratic state senators face recall votes. Turnout was high at 63 percent, compared with 55.5 percent April's election.


    Read it at Wisconsin State Journal