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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

 12:45 PM 

August 17 recall roundup - Headlines, commentary and press releases

HEADLINES
* Dems survive in final Wis. recall races
* 2 Wisconsin Democrats Re-elected
* 2 Wis. Democrats keep their Senate seats
* Holperin and Wirch keep their jobs
* Wirch keeps seat
* Holperin keeps seat in recall
* Wirch, Holperin win Senate recalls; GOP retains 17-16 majority
* Wisconsin Democrats Holperin, Wirch keep their Senate seats in recall election
* Dems hold, GOP maintains edge after recall finale
* Holperin holds seat in recall election
* Holperin survives challenge from Simac in recall
* Democrat Wirch survives recall against Steitz
* Senator Robert Wirch keeps his seat in 22nd district
* Recall Elections: Senate Democrats Keep Seats

COMMENTARY
* E.J. Dionne Jr.: Democrats win last two Wisconsin recalls
* Scott Wittkopf: Wisconsin recalls and Barack Obama – a letter to the President
* Cory Liebmann: Keep your perspective, keep your focus
* Owen Robinson: They came, they spent, they lost
* Tom Jensen: Sentiment moving against Walker recall
* Jim Rosenberg: GOP says they were 'victorious' while WMC says 'let's change the rules'
* John Nichols: Democrats finish 'recall summer' with 2 big wins, a better position in the Senate
* Kerry Thomas: In Wisconsin, there's no accountability
* Jay Bullock: With all recalls done, Dems real winners
* Christian Schneider: How Paul Ryan unexpectedly won the Wisconsin recalls
* Dave Zweifel: Get ready for the coming culture wars
* James Rowen: Before a Walker recall -- voter education, assistance a must

PRESS RELEASES
* Rep. Barca: Statement on Sen. Bob Wirch's landslide victory in the 22nd Senate District
* Rep. Barca: Statement on Sen. Jim Holperin's victory in the 12th Senate District
* Rep. Hulsey: Election score: Walker/GOP 0 wins to Democrats 8 wins
* RNC: Statement on second round of Wis. recalls
* Sen. Fitzgerald: Statement on recalls
* Simac Campaign: Statement on election results
* We Are Wisconsin: Statement of We Are Wisconsin spokesman Kelly Steele in response to tonight's election results
* WisDems: Statement of DPW Chair Mike Tate on Democratic victories in the historic Wisconsin state Senate recall elections
* WisDems: Statement of Senate Democratic leader Mark Miller regarding the election victories of Senators Jim Holperin and Bob Wirch
* WisDems: Voters resoundingly support Bob Wirch in summer election
* WisGOP: Statement on recall election results
* WMC: Wisconsin needs recall reform

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