Both of the Democratic Wisconsin state senators up for recall elections have survived. The Democrats targeted in yesterday's election were among the 14 senators who fled the state in February in opposition to Republican Gov. Scott Walker's proposal curbing public employee collective bargaining rights. Yesterday's elections marked the last in an unprecedented series of nine recall elections held this summer in legislative districts across Wisconsin.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Shawn Johnson, who covers politics for Wisconsin Public Radio.