MADISON (WKOW) -- In his recall election victory speech Tuesday night, Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) pledged to work with Democrats to help move the state forward.
That was before John Lehman (D) scored a late-night, surprise victory over Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) in the race for the 21st Senate Seat.
That 800 vote Lehman victory gives the Democrats a 17-16 majority in the Senate for at least the next six months and will make it more difficult for the governor to pass certain legislation if he were to call a special session.
The legislature is not scheduled to have its next regular session until January of 2013, but the makeup of the Senate could change by then as nearly half of its members are up for re-election in November.
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