Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Big Swing from Red to Blue in Wisconsin's 12th Senate District
Holperin secures decisive victory in Tuesday's recall election. (Lakeland Times, 8/19/2011)
Excerpt: The Democrat's win comes just nine months after 57 percent of citizens in District 12 voted for the Republican governor in the November election, giving him a 10,000-vote margin over challenger Tom Barrett. [Emphasis added.]
I suppose there are any number of ways you can spin this outcome, but, on the positive side, Sen. Holperin's relationahip building with his constituents has to be considered a big factor in his solid win. Even more impressive considering the district's size.