EAGLE RIVER, WI (WTAQ) - Less than a week after the retirement of Republican state Senator Pam Galloway gave Democrats the feeling they could take over that chamber, another state Senator has dimmed the optimism.
Democrat Jim Holperin says he’s not running for re-election in November. He says he made the decision after thinking it over for a long time.
Holperin is the only lawmaker to survive two recall elections.
Three Republicans serving in the Wisconsin Senate must face recall elections in May or June.
Right now, with Galloway’s departure, each party holds 16 seats in the Senate.