Republican State Sen. Van Wanggaard has thrown in the towel on his proposed challenge to the recall recount. After the recount, new Senator John Lehman's victory total went from 834-819.
Wanggaard said he will run for the seat in the next election, and:
If local activists try to recall Lehman next summer, Phillips said Wanggaard "will not be taking a lead in that, but it's out there and he intends to run in the next election, whenever that may be."There are still issues of control of the Senate, as a Republican remains Senate President, which gives him authority over administrative decisions and when the Senate convenes. The Democrats think they can replace the president.