Democrats Claim Wisconsin Senate
Democrat John Lehman (right) is claiming victory over Republican State Senator Van Wanggaard (left) to gain control of the Wisconsin Senate.
Democrats declared Mr. Lehman the winner, saying that gives them a 17-to-16 majority in the Senate, which would make it the only chamber in Madison that Democrats control. But a recount also seemed conceivable, and Mr. Wanggaard had not conceded by morning. (Under state law, a losing candidate may request a recount, though who pays for it depends on the size of the margin between the candidates.)