Monday, March 12, 2012

Four Republican State Senators, Including Majority Leader Will Face Recall Elections In Several Months

Scott Fitzgerald

A state election board panel determined there were more than enough petition recall signatures to hold elections against four Republican senators during the summer.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 12, 2012

Madison - On Monday, the Government Accountability Board (GAB) received the approval by an election panel to hold recall elections for four Republican state senators, including the senate majority leader. The GAB confirmed that there were more than the sufficient valid recall petition signatures needed to hold elections.
Primary elections for Republican State Senators Terry Moulton of Chippewa Falls, Van Wanggaard of Racine, Pam Galloway of Wausau and Senate Majority Leader, Scott Fitzgerald of Juneau could be held in May and a General election in June.
Senator Fitzgerald was the main author of a bill that eliminated most union bargaining rights from most state employees, which sparked multiple major protests and takeover of the Capitol building for several months last summer.
The GAB wants to hold elections during the same dates as Governor Scott Walker (R) and Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch (R) recall elections, according to the GAB. But a state judge might have to decide the appropriate recall election dates.

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