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GOP Keeps Power in Wis. Recall

By Sean Cavanagh — August 23, 2011 1 min read

Wisconsin Republicans held on to control of the state Senate by a single seat after a series of recall elections that were widely viewed as a referendum on Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s move to limit collective bargaining for teachers and most other public employees. Republicans faced recalls in six elections and won four; Democrats faced recalls in three elections and won all three.

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A version of this article appeared in the August 24, 2011 edition of Education Week as GOP Keeps Power in Wis. Recall

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