Skip to comments.First recall effort against Gov. Scott Walker formally launched Friday [WI]
Posted on 11/04/2011 1:19:58 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
Madison - Paperwork to recall Gov. Scott Walker has been filed with state elections officials.
The state Government Accountability Board said the request was filed Friday, the first possible date of the recall. To succeed in forcing a recall election of the Republican governor, organizers must gather 540,000 signatures in 60 days.
The petition was filed by David Brandt of Muskego in Waukesha County and the "Close Friends to Recall Walker" committee. Brandt said in the government filing that he was registering a recall committee to "fulfill my friend's last request."
The state Democratic Party is starting its recall Walker effort on Nov. 15.
But since the petition has been filed now, Walker can begin receiving unlimited political donations from supporters to use for certain specific spending.
(Note that they just couldn't resist an attempt to tug at the heartstrings...)
This’ll be fun!
It must be all that raw hamburger...
Getting all the signatures collected in 60 days is a huge undertaking. They will need at least a million signatures.
It sticks in their craw they couldn’t oust the Republican majority in the Madison statehouse so now they are going after Walker.
The fleebaggers don’t handle defeat very well.
Does this mean (hopefully) there's one less democRAT voting in Wisconsin?
I predict that this group will gather 15,000 signatures in Dane County, another 10,000 in Milwaukee County, and about 7,000 from the rest of the state.
No way they get 540,000 signautes, despite the media hype otherwise.
If these communists don’t pull this off, the “close friends” bass turds should be required to pay back EVERY penny to Walker that he has to spend fighting this communist fiasco.
They can still go after other GOP state senators, too (and we can go after theirs).
Walker can get unlimited political donations now that the recall drive has been triggered.
In the unlikely event the proponents of the recall succeed, the voters will punish them for wasting tax dollars on an unnecessary election.
I guess they can’t wait four years to try to defeat him then. Walker hobbled the Democrats’ main source of power.
And for that they’ll never forgive him.
Loser pays laws would be an improvement in a lot of contexts, including this one.
Wishful thinking but "assuming room temperature" has never stopped them from voting in the past
They can try again in the mid terms next year but its tough with redistricting that will ensure a GOP majority for at least a decade.
They gave it their best shot this year and spent a lot of money with nothing to show for it.
They want to waste money again, let them go right and do it. Liberals in Wisconsin are too stupid to learn from past experience.
What makes them angry is Walker took away the Democrats’ union political slush fund.
This is political retaliation, pure and simple. And the voters will see right through it.
Badger staters are enjoying an uptick in prosperity from the Gov’s initiatives. Unless walker does something really dumb, he can stay in office as long as he wants.
Union organizers who flock in to gather signatures are simply doing the state a favor, essentially spending tourist dollars.
And that’s funny.
When will the backlash happen in WI... bad enough you had state officials refusing to do their jobs, but years of this nonsense??? I would think sooner or later the majority of wisconsin voters are going to say enough is enough go home fred.
“Note that they just couldn’t resist an attempt to tug at the heartstrings”
That’s pro forma. They’d have been better off saying “In honor of Aaron Rogers,” or suchlike.
I knew that was coming. BTW, is voteNRA for the national restaurant association..? ;)
“The fleebaggers dont handle defeat very well.”
Get used to it.
Nationwide, these non-productive hogs feeding at the government trough at your local school and fire disticts, and in public “service” in general, are not going to go quietly away into the night as the economy crumbles and fiscal rigor is FINALLY a necessity.
Think Union thuggery in all its cowardly glory.