In last night’s special recall elections in Wisconsin, Democrats and progressive groups managed to oust incumbent Republican state senators in two of the state’s most conservative districts. While Republicans still hold a 17-16 majority in the State Senate, the Democrats could now form a 17-16 pro-labor coalition with moderate Republican State Senator Dale Schultz, who earlier this year voted against Governor Scott Walker’s attack on unions.

On Democracy Now! this morning, John Nichols explained why last night was a victory for progressives and whether activists will now try to recall Governor Walker. You can read Nichols’ latest post on the recall elections here

Kevin Donohoe