HARSDORF DEFEATS MOORE
Replay our election night liveblog coverage as Sen. Sheila Harsdorf defeats Shelly Moore in Wisconsin's 10th Senate District recall election.
Republican Sen. Sheila Harsdorf defeated Democratic challenger Shelly Moore Tuesday night in Wisconsin's 10th Senate District recall election. Harsdorf finished with 57.6 percent of the vote to Moore's 42.3 percent.
"Tonight, the silent majority has spoken," Harsdorf said to begin her victory speech at Kilkarney Hills Golf Club in River Falls.
She went on to thank her supporters for putting their lives on hold for an unexpected election season.
"You elected me to do a job," Harsdorf said. "You shouldn't have had to do this again. But you did, and we showed once again as you did in the last election, you know that Wisconsin is on the right track."
The race was one of six Wisconsin State Senate recall elections held on Tuesday. All six races had incumbent Republicans, and four of them successfully defended their seats. Two incumbent Democrats face recalls on Aug. 16.
These Wisconsin State Senate recall elections have been referred to as a referendum on Gov. Scott Walker's controversial reforms, which include severly limiting collective bargaining for most public workers.
"The nation is watching us, and we have shown that people wanted to change how government works," Harsdorf said.