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Walker’s Wisconsin Senate Dominance Imperiled by Recall Drives

The chanting has ended, protesters have quit marching around the Capitol, and a quieter struggle is under way to deny Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker the Senate Republican majority he used to curb public-sector union rights.

A record number of recall efforts have been started against 16 members of the Wisconsin Senate, both Republicans as well as Democrats who left the state to stall Walker’s bill curbing collective bargaining. A net loss of three Republican seats means Democrats would control the chamber, 17-16.