Assembly Democrats set to choose leaders

MADISON — Assembly Democrats still reeling from last week's anemic Election Day performance are set to choose their leaders for the upcoming legislative session.

Republicans went into the election with a 63-36 advantage. Not only did Democrats fail to pick up a single seat, incumbent Democrat Chris Danou lost to Mondovi Mayor Treig Pronschinske. Republicans now have a 64-35 majority, their largest advantage since 1957.

Democrats are set to meet Tuesday afternoon to select their leaders for what promises to be another frustrating session for them. Current Minority Leader Peter Barca, who spearheaded the Democrats' campaigns, says he'll run for the leadership post again. It's unclear if anyone will challenge him.