Arizonans, including self-identified Republicans, overwhelmingly oppose the extreme legislative agenda being pushed by lawmakers at the Statehouse.
"Today is another historic day in democracy for the state of Wisconsin," said Phil Neuenfeldt, president of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO.
"My job is to elect 25 Democrats so we can stop these union-bashing, Medicare-privatizing, Social Security-destroying House Republicans," said Rep. Steve Israel.
"I'm tired of the disrespect for President Obama," Elaine Price told the cheering convention participants.
There are at least five battleground races that could help restore a Democratic majority.
One of the GOP state senators under recall here, Pam Galloway (claiming a family health problem) resigned this weekend, wiping out the Republican majority and leaving that chamber split 16-16.
"At stake is nothing less than our democracy itself. What the labor movement intends to do is magnitudes greater than anything we have ever done in an election before."
Santorum paid himself $2 million in fees for the years 2007-2010 until the state of Virginia caught up with the former U.S. Senator.
Voters will be headed to the polls for recall elections involving Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, and four Republican state senators.
Millions of working-class swing voters, some with moderate, and even some with conservative views, may be poised to vote for President Barack Obama.