Effort Ramping Up To Recall Wisconsin’s Republican Senators
Greg Sargent writes that the effort to recall Republican Wisconsin senators is gaining steam.
Graeme Zielinski, a spokesman for the party, tells me that activists working on the recall push already collected over the weekend 15 percent of the total necessary signatures needed to force recalls in all eight of the GOP districts Dems are targeting. He says that the party — which is helping to coordinate and keeping track of outside efforts to gather signatures — set itself a goal of 10,000 signatures for the weekend, and has already exceeded it by 35 percent.
Governor Walker’s unwillingness to compromise and his attacks on Democrats aren’t helping Republicans. Wisconsin law states that a recall requires signatures totally 25% of the number that voted in the last gubernatorial election.
If these recall drives continue to generate this kind of momentum, it will mean that even if Walker does get his way on bargaining rights, the fight will only continue, and could get even more intense as labor and the left shift their energy into knocking off senate Republicans. It seems the recall hounds may have been unleashed.Click here for reuse options!
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