The Democratic Party of Wisconsin is now officially backing a citizen-led recall campaign against eight Republican state senators. The page announcing their support for the campaign, which is also a donation page to the Wisconsin Democratic Party, can be found here.
In Wisconsin, if you’re an elected official and you’ve served a year in office, you are eligible to be recalled.
What’s that sound I hear? Why, it’s the sound of a stampede of frustrated, dissatisfied, betrayed voters on their way to file some Very Important Papers.
According to a Wisconsin Democratic Party e-mail that was obtained by ThinkProgress:
This morning citizens from around the state took the first steps by filing recall papers against key Republican Senators who have stood with Scott Walker and pushed his partisan power grab that will strip thousands of middle class teachers, nurses, librarians and other workers of their right to collective bargaining. And we learned just last night that their disastrous budget that will cut millions from our schools and universities. . . .
Make no mistake, these Republican Senators are vulnerable to recall for their radical partisan overreach. Senator Randy Hopper won his last election by just 184 votes. And Alberta Darling won her last race by only 1,007. By recalling just three of the eight Senators [Democrats] are targeting, [Democrats] can regain control of the Senate.
[...] Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), who was inaugurated last January, will be eligible for a recall in January of 2012.