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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 01:54 PM
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BREAKING: Wisconsin Voters Launch Recall Campaign Against Eight GOP State Senators
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Edited on Wed Mar-02-11 02:33 PM by kpete
Source: Think Progress

BREAKING: Wisconsin Voters Launch Recall Campaign Against Eight GOP State Senators

Last month, ThinkProgress reported that Wisconsin law allows any elected official who has served at least one year of their current term to be recalled from office. Today, a group of Wisconsin voters took the first step towards invoking this recall process. According to a Wisconsin Democratic Party e-mail that was obtained by ThinkProgress:

*****This morning citizens from around the state took the first steps by filing recall papers against key Republican Senators who have stood with Scott Walker and pushed his partisan power grab that will strip thousands of middle class teachers, nurses, librarians and other workers of their right to collective bargaining. And we learned just last night that their disastrous budget that will cut millions from our schools and universities. . . .

*****Make no mistake, these Republican Senators are vulnerable to recall for their radical partisan overreach. Senator Randy Hopper won his last election by just 184 votes. And Alberta Darling won her last race by only 1,007. By recalling just three of the eight Senators (Democrats) are targeting, (Democrats) can regain control of the Senate.

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/2011/03/02/wisconsin-recall-2 /



UPDATE to add additional links:
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/plum-line/2011/03/brea...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/02/wisconsin-demo...
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