MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Control of the Wisconsin Senate is up for grabs Tuesday, as recall elections take place in four districts.
Republicans need to win all 4 to keep the majority they had before Wausau’s Pam Galloway resigned in March.
The power is currently split in the Senate with 16 Democrats and 16 Republicans. The Legislature is not scheduled to meet until after the November elections. But at the very least, both parties say Tuesday’s elections could provide momentum for their sides in the fall, when the entire Assembly and half the Senate will be up for re-election.
Republican leader Scott Fitzgerald of Juneau is challenged by Fort Atkinson photographer Lori Compas.
In the Racine area, Democrat John Lehman hopes to win back the Senate seat he lost to the current office-holder, Republican Van Wanggaard.
Chippewa Falls Republican Terry Moulton faces a challenge from former Assembly Democrat Kristen Dexter.
Two veteran Assembly members from the Wausau area hope to win Galloway’s old Senate seat – Republican Jerry Petrowski and Democrat Donna Seidel.