Six Republican senators in Wisconsin were targeted for recall on August 9 after backing Governor Scott Walker’s union-busting bill this spring. Only two of the six republicans lost their seat. Randy Hopper lost and will be replaced by Jessica King and Dan Kapanke lost his seat to Jennifer Shilling. The results mean Republicans will hold the State Senate majority by a slim margin of 17 to 16. In Wisconsin history, only two lawmakers have ever been recalled.
Sam Mayfield is a video journalist and is currently working on a documentary film about the gentle uprising in Wisconsin. For more information visit her blog: http://samville.blogspot.com/