CORRECTION re: 5 Repubs slated for recall in Wisconsin

It turns out that one of those 5 Repubs slated for recall in Wisconsin is under fire by other Repubs for opposing Walker’s bill.

So only four of those 5 Repubs are likely to “squeak by” when those recall elections take place in June.


4 state senators join list in line for recall in Wis.
3 Democrats, 5 in GOP targeted over position on collective-bargaining bill
By Jason Smathers

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin conservatives added three Democratic state senators and one Republican senator Thursday to the list of lawmakers in line for recall elections over their opposition to or support of Gov. Scott Walker’s law curtailing collective-bargaining rights for public employees.

Committees to recall Democratic Sens. Dave Hansen of Green Bay, Jim Holperin of Conover and Robert Wirch of Pleasant Prairie filed the signatures needed with the Government Accountability Board. All three groups had thousands more signatures than required to trigger a recall election.

Hours later, the committee to recall Republican Sen. Alberta Darling of River Hills submitted 30,000 signatures to trigger her recall election. Naomi Cobb, the main petitioner for the Darling group, said there was strong support for the recall, despite Darling’s relatively Republican district.

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