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Dem Declares Victory in Wisc. Court Race

The first election in Wisconsin since the state passed anti-union legislation is bad news for Governor Scott Walker: Democrat JoAnne Kloppenburg has a tiny edge over Republican Supreme Court Justice David Prosser—just 204 votes, which means the race is likely headed for a recount. If Kloppenburg pulls of a victory—which she already declared—Democrats would hold a 4-3 advantage on the court if and when the anti-union law ends up before it. Prosser had seemed poised for easy reelection until Walker’s battle against Senate Democrats over the legislation, which strips public workers of collective-bargaining rights.