Protest Republicans Fall on Primary Day
Six Wisconsin Democrats, including La Crosse state rep, Jennifer Shilling, will advance to take on incumbent Republican state senators targeted for recall after they supported Gov. Scott Walker's divisive proposal taking away union rights from public workers.
All six Democrats prevailed Tuesday in primaries against candidates put on the ballot by the Republican Party. Those fake Democrats ran in order to delay the general election for the incumbents until Aug. 9.
Democrats decried the tactic, saying it would confuse voters.
But five of the six real Democratic candidates won with at least 65 percent of the vote. A sixth won with 54 percent in a hotly contested district in western Wisconsin that's attracted a lot of outside spending for the general election.
Democrats need to pick up three seats to win majority of control of the Senate.