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Wisconsin Senators File Petition to Have GOP Senator Recalled

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Democrats in Wisconsin believe that they have collected enough signatures to trigger a recall election for one of the eight  Republican state senators that they are seeking to unseat for backing the governor’s collective bargaining law. Democrats from La Crosse state Senator Dan Kapanke’s district filed petitions on Friday with 21,700 signatures.

It is up to the Government Accountability Board to determine that 15,600 are valid. If they do find that they are valid, it would trigger the fifth recall of a state official in Wisconsin history.

Friday’s filing is the first among efforts to recall eight Republican and eight Democratic senators over their support or opposition to Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s collective bargaining law. The board has 31 days to certify the signatures and call a recall election.

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