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First recall effort against Gov. Scott Walker formally launched Friday [WI]
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Nov. 4, 2011 2:58 p.m. | Jason Stein

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.


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: goonions; scottwalker; unions; wisconsinrecall; wisconsinshowdown
It's on!

(Note that they just couldn't resist an attempt to tug at the heartstrings...)

1 posted on 11/04/2011 1:20:07 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck

This’ll be fun!


2 posted on 11/04/2011 1:20:44 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Recall ping!


3 posted on 11/04/2011 1:20:48 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Hunton Peck
The best damn thing to happen to Wisconsin in decades and they are trying to get rid of him?

It must be all that raw hamburger...

4 posted on 11/04/2011 1:22:25 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Hunton Peck

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.


5 posted on 11/04/2011 1:23:43 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Hunton Peck
to "fulfill my friend's last request."

Does this mean (hopefully) there's one less democRAT voting in Wisconsin?

6 posted on 11/04/2011 1:24:06 PM PDT by Track9 (Make War!!)
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To: Hunton Peck

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.


7 posted on 11/04/2011 1:25:02 PM PDT by Obadiah (I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father.)
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To: Hunton Peck

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.


8 posted on 11/04/2011 1:25:11 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: goldstategop

They can still go after other GOP state senators, too (and we can go after theirs).


9 posted on 11/04/2011 1:28:23 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

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.


10 posted on 11/04/2011 1:29:34 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Loser pays laws would be an improvement in a lot of contexts, including this one.


11 posted on 11/04/2011 1:30:37 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Track9
"Does this mean (hopefully) there's one less democRAT voting in Wisconsin?"

Wishful thinking but "assuming room temperature" has never stopped them from voting in the past

12 posted on 11/04/2011 1:31:54 PM PDT by voteNRA (A citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized)
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To: Hunton Peck

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.


13 posted on 11/04/2011 1:33:34 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Hunton Peck

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.


14 posted on 11/04/2011 1:36:05 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Hunton Peck

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.


15 posted on 11/04/2011 1:38:56 PM PDT by lurk
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To: goldstategop

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.


16 posted on 11/04/2011 1:41:08 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Hunton Peck

“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.


17 posted on 11/04/2011 1:41:08 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: voteNRA
"assuming room temperature" has never stopped them from voting

I knew that was coming. BTW, is voteNRA for the national restaurant association..? ;)

18 posted on 11/04/2011 1:46:11 PM PDT by Track9 (Make War!!)
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To: Hunton Peck
Challenge every SINGLE signature, verify it and then re-verify it. If even a SINGLE part of the address is wrong ("Street" instead of "Boulevard" for the address, for instance) insist that it be thrown out as bogus!
19 posted on 11/04/2011 1:46:30 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: goldstategop

“The fleebaggers don’t handle defeat very well.”

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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.


20 posted on 11/04/2011 1:47:34 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: EGPWS
The best damn thing to happen to Wisconsin in decades and they are trying to get rid of him?

It must be all that raw hamburger...

****

Or - when served with fresh rye bread - the delicacy is euphemistically called "Cannibal Sandwiches"

21 posted on 11/04/2011 1:50:58 PM PDT by Sideshow Bob
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To: Track9
"is voteNRA for the national restaurant association..? ;)

In the case of Mr. Cain - Yes

I knew that was coming one of these days too :)

22 posted on 11/04/2011 1:51:45 PM PDT by voteNRA (A citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized)
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To: EyeGuy
Think Union thuggery in all its cowardly glory.

We are having to deal with the same riffraff in Ohio.

23 posted on 11/04/2011 1:55:15 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Sideshow Bob

i prefer “steak tartare”...and don’t forget the raw onions on top.


24 posted on 11/04/2011 1:55:43 PM PDT by gnickgnack2 (QUESTION obama's AUTHORITY)
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To: gnickgnack2
i prefer “steak tartare”...and don’t forget the raw onions on top.

***

I'll leave the onions for you. I just want plenty of ground black pepper on hand.

25 posted on 11/04/2011 2:02:00 PM PDT by Sideshow Bob
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To: Obadiah

They’ll get the signatures. They’ll scour the college campuses, homeless shelters, inner city, administrative offices for every single profession affected by the new health insurance and pension rules and get the signatures. They will celebrate their path to removing Scotty the Terrible...and get crushed in the actual elections.

There is a large loony base here in my beloved State, but they are more of a minority State wide than they have ever been.


26 posted on 11/04/2011 2:07:26 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Hunton Peck

I hope someone comes to my door asking me to sign a recall petition so I can tell them exactly where to stick it and why!


27 posted on 11/04/2011 2:16:34 PM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: MNlurker

I live near Oakland (used to work and live there 3 years ago) and we have the same Marxist madness of the lunatic fringe, who as you can see, prefer to burn their own cities vs. going to work.


28 posted on 11/04/2011 2:23:40 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Hunton Peck

Getting 540,000 signatures shouldn’t be hard. What might be hard is if they have to be actual valid signatures by living residents of Wisconsin who are eligible to vote.


29 posted on 11/04/2011 2:27:04 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: goldstategop

I’ll be sending a check to Walker. In my neck of the woods most folks are fed up with whiny union Democrats and their costly recalls. If they want to waste millions on a recall campaign, cough up the money liberals.


30 posted on 11/04/2011 2:31:56 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: Verginius Rufus

They need to collect at least a million signatures to be safe. To do that in 60 days is a tall order.

But its not like they can wait until 2014 to challenge Walker.


31 posted on 11/04/2011 3:42:34 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Hunton Peck

I have more respect than almost any politician today. Gutsy man...hope he wins BIG.


32 posted on 11/04/2011 4:25:41 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ( er)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Excellent post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! they should be pretty savvy on dealing with the fleebaggers by now. Never trust or underestimate the enemy. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WALKER


33 posted on 11/04/2011 4:27:48 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ( er)
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