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    Wisconsin Recall Results (R4, D2) // Republicans Hold Senate – Victory Dance Added

    Wisconsin Recall Results (R4, D2) // Republicans Hold Senate – Victory Dance Added

    Polls closed at 8 p.m. Central.  Will be updating through the night with the most recent news at the top.   Updates or tips in the comments would be appreciated.  Democrats need to take three races to take control of the Senate (there are two recalls against Democrats next week).

    Here is a guide to districts and candidates (I’ll try to keep up with the percentages, on this chart, let’s see if it works):

    Via WisPolitics Election Blog (updates in Central Time):

    Last updated at 12:48 a.m. Central

    2nd Senate District100% reporting
    60% – Sen. Robert Cowles, R-Allouez (Incumbent) – x
    40% – Nancy Nusbaum, D-De Pere

    8th Senate District99% reporting
    54% – Sen. Alberta Darling, R-River Hills (Inc.) – x
    46% – Rep. Sandy Pasch, D-Whitefish Bay

    10th Senate District100% reporting
    58% – Sen. Sheila Harsdorf, R-River Falls (Inc.) – x
    42% – Shelly Moore, D-River Falls

    14th Senate District100% reporting
    52% – Sen. Luther Olsen, R-Ripon (Inc.) – x
    48% – Rep. Fred Clark, D-Baraboo

    18th Senate District100% reporting
    49% – Sen. Randy Hopper, R-Fond du Lac (Inc.)
    51% – Jessica King, D-Oshkosh – x

    32nd Senate District100% reporting
    45% – Sen. Dan Kapanke, R-La Crosse (Inc.)
    55% – Rep. Jennifer Shilling, D-La Crosse – x

    Updates (Eastern Time):

    9:45:  Not getting my hopes up, but … Republicans leading in 5 of 6, but it is early.
    10:00:  Not getting my hopes up, but … on Twitter the other side is getting glum
    10:15:  AP calls District 2 for Republican
    10:24: AP calls District 10 for Republican
    10:42: WisPolitics calls District 14 for Republican // 10:49, but then removed designation, Dem’s hometown still hasn’t reported.
    10:58: Darling losing but per Charlie Sykes key districts (Waukesha) not yet reported.
    11:03:  AP calls District 14 for Republican
    11:10:  AP calls District 32 for Democrat (this was expected)
    11:42:  AP calls District 18 for Democrat.
    12:09 Per Charlie Sykes, Darling pulls ahead with Waukesha vote (not yet in totals above)
    12:20: Darling now in the lead, but I’m not breaking out the Victory Dance until it’s been declared.
    12:41:  News 3 calls the race for Darling. that’s it, time to break out the Victory Dance:


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    barbara | August 10, 2011 at 9:44 am


    Glad my donations went for a good cause. Savor the taste of freedom, Wisconsinites! 😀

    VetHusbandFather | August 10, 2011 at 10:00 am

    An interesting aside: Long after the race was over MSNBC continued to replay Ed Schultz’s “live” coverage of what was going on. I know that the segment was pre-recorded, but it seems a bit irresponsible and misleading to play clips with Ed and all the Union-ites cheering about Pasch being up by 8% long after Darling had been declared the winner. The actual results weren’t mentioned until a 5 minute live breaking update about 20 minutes into the show during a commercial break, Mind you this was about an hour after the results had been announced on the web.

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