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)

ExcerptThe 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.

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