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Democratic senator decides to leave caucus

A Democratic state senator says he has quit his party's caucus after Majority Leader Mark Miller offered him a weak committee chairmanship post. More>>

Gov. Walker: State is coming back together

Gov. Scott Walker says the state is coming back together after Wisconsin's highly charged recall election. More>>

Walker spent $10,000 for public relations

Walker created the legal defense fund to handle expenses related to an ongoing criminal investigation in Milwaukee County that's focused on associates and former Walker aides. More>>

Wis. GOP leader OKs $31,000 for election-map work

The state Senate's top Republican has approved payments of about $31,000 to a law firm that helped the GOP draw favorable new election maps. More>>

Tom Barrett spent $3.7m around Wis. recall

New campaign finance reports show Democrat Tom Barrett spent $3.7 million in the weeks around last month's recall election. More>>

Wis. gov spent $6.9 million in weeks around recall

New campaign finance reports show Republican Gov. Scott Walker spent $6.9 million in the weeks surrounding the June 5 recall election. More>>

Recount: Dem defeats GOPer in Wis. Senate recall

A recount has concluded Democrat John Lehman defeated incumbent Republican Van Wanggaard in last month's state Senate recall races. More>>

Wis. recount trends in Dem challenger's favor

Unless major errors are uncovered in the next few days, a recount will conclude that Republican state Sen. Van Wanggaard has lost his recall election. More>>

Report: Nearly 58 percent turnout in Wis. recall

Final results show nearly 58 percent of voting-age adults turned out for Wisconsin's historic recall election. More>>

Republican Jerry Petrowski sworn in as Wi Senator from 29th district

Republican Jerry Petrowski sworn in as State Senator in Wisconsin's 29th District. More>>

Petrowski to be sworn in Tuesday

Representative Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon) will be sworn in as a State Senator Tuesday. The oath of office ceremony will take place in Marathon County Circuit Court Branch 5 at 11:00 a.m. Judge Mike Moran will administer the oath.  More>>

Early recount results show little difference

The first day's results are in from the recount in a state Senate race, and the early results show little difference. More>>

Poll: More WI voters want to limit recall elections

More people in Wisconsin want to change the process for recall elections. More>>

Recount under way in Wis. state Senate recall race

Racine County has begun its recount in the state Senate recall race that will determine the chamber's majority party. More>>

GOP lawmaker asks for recount in recall race

Wisconsin state Sen. Van Wanggaard has asked for a recount in last week's recall race. The outcome will determine the majority party in the state Senate. More>>

Sheriff's office investigating Racine recall vote

The Racine County sheriff's office is investigating possible voting irregularities in the June 5 recall election. More>>

Local legislators share brat summit experience

Close to 100 lawmakers gathered at the Governor's mansion Tuesday afternoon to try and put their differences aside. More>>

Canvass: Lehman added to lead in State Senate race

Racine County officials say their vote canvass shows that Democrat John Lehman picked up 55 votes in his recall challenge against state Sen. Van Wanggaard. More>>

Gov. Walker details upcoming Beer & Brat Summit

More details about Gov. Scott Walker's upcoming Beer and Brat Summit have been released. More>>

Walker schedules brat summit for Tuesday

Gov. Scott Walker has scheduled his brat summit with state lawmakers on Tuesday, a week after he won a recall election. More>>

Total spending on recall races tops $125 million

Total spending on 15 recall races, including the one targeting Gov. Scott Walker, will easily top $125 million. More>>

Group ends Michigan recall effort after Wisconsin results

A group seeking to recall Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says it's ending the effort following Gov. Scott Walker's victory in Wisconsin's recall election. More>>

Wis. Dems: We control the state Senate

Senate Democrats are moving ahead as if they have regained control of the chamber through Tuesday's recall elections even though the crucial race is too close to call. More>>

Wisconsin Recall: Was it worth it?

The entire cost of the recall election was more than 70 million dollars. That includes running the election, money from outside groups, and spending on ads.  That's a lot of money, but in the end very little changed. More>>

National reaction pours in after Walker's recall win

People across the country closely watched the recall election in Wisconsin. Now, a day later, reaction is pouring in. More>>

Cruel June for Obama, Dems -- and could get worse

President Barack Obama and the Democrats are facing the cruel reality of June. The political blows from the bitter loss in Wisconsin's gubernatorial recall election and last week's abysmal jobs numbers could multiply before the month is out. More>>

Wanggaard still not conceding election


Republican state Sen. Van Wanggaard says he is still deciding whether to pursue a recount in his recall election that preliminary results show he lost to Democrat John Lehman by 779 votes.


Tom Barrett was slapped by supporter

Defeated democratic challenger Tom Barrett was slapped in the face by a supporter. WISN reports, the woman told Barrett she wanted to slap him for conceding the race. More>>

Wisconsin outcome signals opportunity for Romney


Walker's solid victory serves as a warning for President Barack Obama about the potential hurdles he faces as he fights to hang onto a Democratic state he won comfortably in 2008.


Voting in 6 states; Wisconsin recall center stage

The highlight of Tuesday's elections was the gubernatorial recall vote in Wisconsin, which Republican Gov. Scott Walker won over his Democratic challenger. More>>

McDonnell sees boost for Romney in Wis. recall

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says the solid GOP win in the Wisconsin recall puts the state in play for Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney this fall. More>>

Obama camp: Recall result not what they had hoped

President Barack Obama's presidential campaign says the outcome of the Wisconsin recall election isn't what it had been hoping for. More>>

SSDC: Statement from Majority Leader Mark Miller

Madison — The following is from Senate Democratic Leader Mark Miller. More>>

GOP's Petrowski tops Seidel for State Senate seat

Republican Jerry Petrowski has defeated Democrat Donna Seidel for an open Senate seat in Tuesday's recall elections. More>>

Walker to mend political divide with brats, beer

Gov. Scott Walker wants to go about mending Wisconsin's political divide in an egalitarian way: over brats and beers. More>>

Officials: Waiting Wis. voters will get ballots

 Wisconsin polls are scheduled to close at 8 p.m. but state election officials are stressing that anyone in line then will still get to vote in the state's historic recall contests.


Voter turnout expected to be high in election

Reports are showing that voters across the state are casting their ballots in big numbers. The experts predicted a record-breaking turnout, but the reality may even surpass their expectations. More>>

UPDATE: Barrett headquarters await election results

Hundreds of supporters continued to chant "Barrett, Barrett," as the Milwaukee Mayor took the podium to address the crowd after conceding to Gov Scott Walker.

PRESS RELEASE: Seidel reacts to election results

Rep. Donna Seidel (D – Wausau) released the following statement after this evening's recall election results. More>>

RGA Congratulates Governor Scott Walker

Republican Governors Association Chairman Bob McDonnell congratulated Governor Scott Walker on his historic victory tonight in Wisconsin.  More>>

GOP Senate leader survives recall

Veteran Senate Republican Leader Scott Fitzgerald has defeated Democrat Lori Compas in Tuesday's recall elections. More>>

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Statement Congratulating Governor Scott Walker

"I congratulate Gov. Scott Walker momentous victory in Wisconsin tonight, and I congratulate the people of my home state in defeating the selfish special interests that wanted to take Wisconsin back to the days of Democrats' failed policies," said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.

Lt. Gov. Kleefisch survives recall election

Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch has survived a recall attempt, defeating Democratic challenger Mahlon Mitchell in a historic recall election. More>>

UPDATE: Supporters erupt as Walker declared winner

The crowd in Waukesha erupted when Scott Walker was projected as the winner of tonight's recall election. Just 22 percent of precincts were reporting at the time.

Walker survives recall election in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has survived a recall election, defeating the Democratic mayor of Milwaukee to keep the state's top political job. More>>

Polls close in Wisconsin recalls

Wisconsin polls are now closed, but state election officials are stressing that anyone who was in line at 8 p.m. can still get to vote in the state's historic recall contests. More>>

State senate race pits Petrowski against Seidel

Four state senate races are on the ballot in Wisconsin on Tuesday night. More>>

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