Olsen Faces First-Ever Democratic Challenger

8/8/11 – It’s the first time this has ever happened to Republican state Senator Luther Olsen. He has a Democratic opponent. In Tuesday’s recall election, Olsen will be facing Fred Clark of Baraboo. Five other Republicans face recall elections on the same day. Some Democratic party officials say they see the Clark-Olsen race as the one that could give them control of the Wisconsin Senate. If Democrats pick up three seats there, they could take control and have the ability to block the Republican legislative agenda.