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August 9th, 2011
12:03 PM ET

Six GOP state senators face recall in Wisconsin today

Six Wisconsin State Senate Republicans who supported Governor Walker's bill to curb collective bargaining rights for most public employees will be forced to defend their seats in a recall election today.

If Republicans lose just three seats, Democrats will regain control of the Senate, a rebuff that could send a message to GOP lawmakers nationwide about reelection in 2012.

Amy Kremer's Tea Party Express has been holding rallies across the state in support of Walker's policies, while local unions, including the Services Employees International Union (SEIU), have been protesting the measure.

Kremer and Dian Palmer, president of the SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin, join Carol Costello on American Morning today to discuss what both of their organizations are fighting for in today's recall.

Filed under: Recall • Wisconsin