Skip to comments.Recall election ordered for Wis. Gov. Scott Walker
Posted on 03/30/2012 1:36:16 PM PDT by IbJensen
MADISON, Wis. (AP) Embattled first-term Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will face a recall this spring after an election was ordered Friday following the collection of more than 900,000 signatures in the wake of his push against union bargaining rights.
The Government Accountability Board voted 5-0 to order the recall, a move that has been expected for weeks given the large number of signatures gathered between November and January. It took 540,208 signatures to trigger a recall.
Assuming a Democratic primary is necessary, it will be in just 39 days on May 8. The actual recall vote then will be June 5, just 67 days away. Three Democrats already have announced they are running and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, whom Walker defeated in 2010, has said he would announce his intentions before Tuesday. A spokesman for Barrett did not return messages seeking comment Friday.
Walker, who has repeatedly stood by all the collective bargaining changes he championed, said Thursday that he looked forward to making his argument for keeping his job during the recall campaign.
"It gives us a great opportunity to tell our story, to tell that we're turning things around, how we're heading in the right direction, how we're moving Wisconsin forward," Walker said after a news conference in Milwaukee. "But we've got a lot more to do."
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California, Illinois, Mass and all of the other troubled socialist states; I hope they all go bankrupt. Then they can nullify all the corrupt union contracts, through bankruptcy law.
Stick it the bastards just like they've been sticking it to the public for decades through the graft and corruption schemes between them and the Commiecrats.
There should be no unions allowed for public service workers, local, state or Federal, period. Those rotten bastards work for us and all they have been doing is shaking down the public with graft and corruption between them and the Democrat Communist Gangster Party.
So what are his chances?
May God bless him and keep him going.
I’d bet $10 that 500,000+ of those “signatures” are bogus, in some way or another. Throw a million signatures against the wall and see what sticks. Does Wisconsin really have that many brain-dead people? Unions? Okay, I’ll probably lose the $10. Pitiful day for Wisconsin.
He could have avoided all this had he just taken part of the billions Wisconsin has in surplus revenues and paid the teachers what they wanted. /extreme sarc
Yep and "when" we go to change that legally they won't let go without blood and mayhem.
It was said somewhere that the signature of Mickey Mouse turned up on one of the petitions and that it was allowed as a valid signature.
Unknown if it’s true.
Does anyone have a link to contribute directly to him without going through the state GOP?
I don’t know offhand. Wisconsin is such a screwed-up state that I don’t see how such an honorable man was elected in the first place!
This state’s logic is about as full of holes as the swiss cheese they turn out.
Chances are about even for Scott Walker at this point.
But it should never have come to this. The opposition has run a rough-shod, knock-down, take-no-prisoners campaign against Walker and the Wisconsin state Senate Republican majority right from the beginning, as evidenced by the bullying tactics by which they got the one Republican member of the Senate to resign just a few days ago.
Many parts of the Wisconsin state judiciary and and the elections board are in on the campaign, stacking the cards and piling obstacles in the way of transparency in government, all the while being supported by much of the media and the Mafia that runs the politics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
UW-Madison faculty claims to have an “open mind” and be willing to pursue “the truth of the matter”, but nothing could be further from reality. They are at the epicenter of the intellectual movement known as “Progressivism”.
And they seem to take some pride in it.
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In the end, Walker will squeak it out ...
With his policies, he's got unemployment under 7%, state revenue is up, and he is attracting new business into the state ...
It’s a wonder why good people even run for these positions. God bless him, his family, and the good people of Wisconsin.
There is a bumper sticker that says “Escape TO Wisconsin”.
I have one. Still on my car.
Many people cut it in half & took out the middle word..
Actually, it was Escape to Wisconsin.
_ucked again. This is another sterling example of why you can’t trust liberals. What they really need is their own country, preferably not this one.
If I remember correctly, and I was living in Wisconsin at the time, the slogan was “Escape to Wisconsin,” intended to promote tourism. Some witty folk altered it to read “Escape to sin.”
But, my memory may not be completely reliable in this crucial instance.
It is true, AFAIK, and that is not the only example.
Tax collectors should be focused upon big Government Democrats. They want to pay thou the nose let them feel the costs. Every Big Government Democrat should be made a special focus of scrutiny for Tax Collectors.
As for Wisconsin Democrats, they among democrats most clearly deserve the “special” attention of the Tax collector.
“The Wisconsin Republican Party said Friday that it plans to force primaries in each of the four Senate races by renewing a tactic it used last year: running a fake Democratic candidate in each race.”
How nice; blatantly stooping to the level of a democrat.
That's exactly the right attitude and the right approach.
I like Walker. He got busy and showed voters the American alternative to socialism!
Of course, the opposition doesn't like what he's doing and throws a tantrum with this recall.
And, the recall gives him the opportunity to remind voters that common sense works every time it's tried. The bet is whether or not Wisconsin voters know that and agree with Walker.
I predict a landslide. I think I'll send his campaign a contribution.
Heh, I heard this on the news this afternoon, just after the announcement that a Federal Court had UPHELD the law Walker signed removing certain collective bargaining rights from Public Employee Unions, which PROMPTED the recall push.
A highly honorable man defeated by liars!
Wisconsin has a bleak, but well-deserved future.
3/27/2012 9:20:00 AM
New report: State jobs numbers up; unemployment steady
Jobless rate remains at 6.9 percent; state gains 8,300 jobs
A stream of economic good news came Wisconsin’s way last week - including a Federal Reserve forecast of strong economic growth in the coming months - and the state got good news at week’s end, too, with unemployment remaining at its lowest level since 2008 and job creation continuing to tick upward.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor’s preliminary data for February, Wisconsin’s unemployment rate stayed at 6.9 percent, while the Badger state added an estimated 8,300 jobs
“Wisconsin’s preliminary February unemployment rate remains below 7 percent, the lowest it’s been since December of 2008, and well below the national rate,” Department of Workforce Development secretary Reggie Newson said. “In addition, the preliminary monthly estimates indicate continued job growth overall.”
The unemployment rate - measuring those without jobs who are actively looking for work - held at the same rate as in January, but that’s well below the 7.6 percent rate of February 2011.
It’s also far lower than the national unemployment rate of 8.3 percent. That number also was the same as the national rate in January but down from 9 percent a year ago.
The state’s unemployment rate is also lower than that of other Midwestern states, including Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.
The federal numbers indicated that more people are working and fewer are unemployed. The BLS estimated that 12,800 more people are employed compared to a year ago in the state, while 24,200 fewer are unemployed.
The BLS data, which is based on a monthly survey of employers, reflected a gain of 4,000 private-sector jobs in February, including 2,500 in education and health services; 2,100 in construction; and 1,400 in professional and business services.
Compared to January, total nonfarm employment increased 8,300, including a 4,300 jump in government jobs. However, compared to a year earlier, in February 2011, government employment has decreased by 17,400.
Republicans said the numbers reflect Gov. Scott Walker’s leadership.
“With today’s jobs report showing Wisconsin created 8,300 jobs, and the state unemployment rate holding at 6.9 percent in February, it’s clear that Wisconsin’s economy only continues to improve under Governor Walker’s leadership,” said Ben Sparks, Republican Party of Wisconsin communications director. “These numbers come as no surprise, as yesterday’s report from the Philadelphia Reserve Bank predicted that Wisconsin’s economy will grow 1.95 percent over the next six months, the best forecast for the state since 2003.”
Sparks said the numbers corroborate what Walker is touting: His pro-growth policies are working.
“After three straight years of job loss under the failed liberal policies of the previous administration, culminating in 150,000 lost jobs and a 9.1 percent unemployment rate, Gov. Walker has turned Wisconsin around from the Democrats’ era of job loss,” he said.
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and we have to stop bringing a knife to a gun fight...
Walker will win.