Recall Races 2011

Republicans lose two State Senators in the Recall 2011 Elections

In the the July 19 Recall General Election for District 30, Senator Dave Hansen won in a landslide. Democrats gained two seats in Republican territory with Jennifer Shilling defeating Dan Kapanke in State Senate District 18 and Jessica King defeating Randy Hopper in State Senate District 32 in the August 9 Recall elections. In the August 16 Recall elections, Jim Holperin and Bob Wirch both won their races against Tea Party challengers.

State Senate District 12 Recall Election – August 16
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Challenger Incumbent
Kim Simac
Republican
Eagle River
Senator Jim Holperin
Democrat
Conover
LOSER
24,069 / 45%
WINNER
29,750 / 55%
State Senate District 22 Recall Election – August 16
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Challenger Incumbent
Jonathan Steitz
Republican
Pleasant Prairie
Robert Wirch
Democrat
Pleasant Prairie
LOSER
18,838 / 42%
WINNER
25,541 / 58%

Democrats gained two seats in Republican territory with Jennifer Shilling defeating Dan Kapanke in State Senate District 18 and Jessica King defeating Randy Hopper in State Senate District 32.

State Senate District 2 Recall Election Results
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Incumbent (Winner) Challenger
60%
27,543
40%
18,039
Robert Cowles
Republican
Green Bay
Nancy Nusbaum
Democrat
De Pere
State Senate District 8 Recall Election Results
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Incumbent (winner) Challenger
54%
39,471
46%
34,096
Alberta Darling
Republican
River Falls
Rep. Sandra Pasch
Democrat
Whitefish Bay
State Senate District 10 Recall Election Results
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Incumbent (Winner) Challenger
58%
37,099
42%
27,250
Sheila Harsdorf
Republican
River Falls
Shelly Moore
Democrat
River Falls
State Senate District 14 Recall Election Results
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Incumbent (Winner) Challenger
52%
26,554
48%
24,365
Luther Olsen
Republican
Ripon
Rep. Fred Clark
Democrat
Baraboo
State Senate District 18 Recall Election Results
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Incumbent Challenger (Winner)
49%
26,937
51%
28,187
Randy Hopper
Republican
Fond du Lac
Jessica King
Democrat
Oshkosh
State Senate District 32 Recall Election Results
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Incumbent Challenger (Winner)
45%
26,724
55%
33,192
Dan Kapanke
Republican
La Crosse
Jennifer Shilling
Democrat
La Crosse

After Republicans running as fake Democrats got squashed like bugs in the July 10 Recall Primary, here are the results for July 19, 2011. Republican primaries occurred in District 12 and District 22 where the Democratic incumbents, Senators Wirch and Holperin, will be challenged on August 16. In District 30, incumbent (and proud member of the Fabulous 14) Senator Dave Hansen, D-Green Bay, squashed Republican David Vanderleest in a landslide.

State Senate District 30 Election – July 19
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WINNER LOSER
Dave Hansen
Democrat
Green Bay
David VanderLeest
Republican
Green Bay
20,653
66%
10,604
34%
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