Shilling One of Two Democrats to Oust Republicans in Recalls
La Crosse State Representative Jennifer Shilling defeated republican Dan Kapanke in one of six recall elections decided in Wisconsin yesterday. Shilling won with 55% of the vote. A race that drew millions of dollars in spending by outside groups. Nearly 60 thousand voters turned out in the 32nd district for the recall race. In the 18th senate district, democrat Jessica King also ended a republican senator's term early; ousting first term senator Randy Hopper by a two point margin. The victories were one short of giving democrats the three wins they need to wrest control of the senate from republicans in Madison. Two final recall elections for democratic senators will be held next week.