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Topic - Wisconsin State Senate
The Wisconsin Senate, the powers of which are modeled after those of the U.S. Senate, is the upper house of the Wisconsin State Legislature, smaller than the Wisconsin State Assembly. Together, they comprise the legislative branch of the state of Wisconsin. - Source: Wikipedia
In the wake of the 2012 election, the Republican Party needs to recruit new messengers in the states to reach out to Hispanic voters, recruit minority candidates and carry the party's message of limited government to "a community that is understandably skeptical," the GOP's point man for bolstering the party at the state level said in an interview Tuesday.
Labor unions are sitting on at least $122 million in cash that can be spent on politics — more than corporate political action committees have on hand — and have already sent millions to Democratic super PACs that are purchasing ad buys daily.
A public-employees union made three massive advertising buys Tuesday, suddenly transforming a relatively quiet labor group into a major player in critical Senate races — as well as the presidential election.
If early indications are correct, former four-term Wisconsin governor and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson has moved the Wisconsin Senate race from a toss-up to a Republican toss-down.
Six Wisconsin senators fought Tuesday to keep their jobs in a recall election, trying to beat back Democratic challengers who stoked a political backlash against Republican Gov. Scott Walker for his efforts to strip public employees of most union rights.
Capping weeks of political drama and open political warfare with the state's public-sector unions, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Friday quietly signed landmark legislation reining in the power of public-employee unions after a pitched battle over collective bargaining that shows no signs of abating.
Republicans in charge of the Wisconsin Senate have apparently discovered a way to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from public workers, bypassing Democrats.
Republicans in the Wisconsin Senate voted Wednesday night to strip nearly all collective-bargaining rights from public workers after discovering a way to bypass the chamber's missing Democrats.