Thursday, April 28, 2011
Sixth Wisconsin GOP senator faces likely recall election
by Larry Geller
It’s not getting much coverage in the commercial media (no mystery why), but signatures were filed today against a sixth (count ‘em, six) Wisconson GOP senator, which should result in voters having a good shot at removing them in recall elections.
Wow. In a sign that Wisconsin Democrats can still claim momentum in the recall wars, Dems today filed the signatures to trigger a recall election against a sixth Wisconsin GOP state senator — and this time, they filed an astonishing 166 percent of the number required, the highest yet.
Graeme Zielinski, a spokesman for the Wisconsin Democratic Party, confirms that Dems today filed 26,524 signatures supporting a recall election against GOP senator Robert Cowles, out of 15,960 required. This is the strongest signature showing by Dems yet: Against five previous GOP targets, Dems amassed signatures in the area of 140 or 150 percent.
[Washington Post, Wisconsin Dems have the momentum heading into final recall battle, 4/28/2011]
Meanwhile, three to four Democrats may also face a recall election (see article), but the Republicans seem to be playing catch-up with the copycat maneuver.