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Dems keep Wisconsin seats

Wisconsin Sen. Bob Wirch, D-Pleasant Prairie, survived a recall election Tuesday. (Associated Press)
Wisconsin Sen. Bob Wirch, D-Pleasant Prairie, survived a recall election Tuesday. (Associated Press)

Wisconsin Sen. Bob Wirch, D-Pleasant Prairie, survived a recall election Tuesday.

MADISON, Wis. – Two Democratic Wisconsin state senators targeted by Republicans survived their elections Tuesday, ending a tumultuous summer of recalls spurred by anger over how lawmakers reacted to Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal curbing collective bargaining rights of public workers.

Democrats picked up two seats through the nine recalls but were unable to wrest majority Senate control away from the GOP.

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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.