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Opponents of WI Sen. Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald say they have enough signatures for recall election


Per WisPolitics, Committee chairwoman Lori Compas said ...that volunteers have collected at least 16,742 signatures... The committee will file the petitions Tuesday, along with expected recall efforts against the governor, lieutenant governor and three additional GOP senators.

Compas didn't provide a current total.

However, speaking of totals:

Petition circulators are expected to submit an estimated 1.5 million signatures on the six petitions Tuesday. The verification process will start shortly after that.

Meantime, Fitzgerald filed complaint challenging the end date for recall signatures.

This is what happens when you try to deprive working people the right to collective bargaining. This is what happens when decent working people get sick and tired of abusive officials and their corporate buddies, the Koch brothers, try to crush unions, public education, decent health care, you name it.

This is what happens when the actions of those in power are so vile that people realize they have to speak out.


Recall effort against WI State Sen. Scott Fitzgerald gathers more than 12,000 signatures


According to Cheryl Andrist, one of the local county coordinators for United Wisconsin, the state group heading up the recall effort for Walker, more than 600,000 signatures have been gathered (they need 540,208 by January 17th) to start the ball rolling to oust him, and now it appears that Sen. Scott Fitzgerald is facing growing momentum to give him the boot, too.

Remember Fitz? I wish we could forget:

Via Channel 3000:

FORT ATKINSON, Wis. -- Organizers of the recall effort against Wisconsin's Senate majority leader said Monday they've gathered more than 12,000 signatures in a bid to wrestle control of state politics from Gov. Scott Walker and Republican lawmakers.

Sen. Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, would face a recall election if his opponents get 16,742 names.

The other three other Republican senators up for recall are Pam Galloway, Terry Moulton , and Van Wanggaard.

Fitzgerald: "A lot of people fed up with the recalls..."

Fitz, you can spin it all you want, but they're fed up with you, Walker, and the rest of your Koch-funded cronies.


Two arrested for allegedly spitting on Wisconsin recall workers


Over yonder in Wisconsin (I'm in California), I'm happy to report that angry voters are well on their way to collecting the required number of signatures on petitions in order to force recall elections.

Why would they go to all that trouble? Well, Scott Walker's policies have contributed to Wisconsin's economic woes,, he's been less than honest, and he has been an abysmal governor who has done everything he can– with the help of his best corporate buddies, the Koch brothers– to crush unions, public education, decent health care, you name it.

Not to mention, he has his very own scandal.

And don't get me started on the GOP state senators who are also targets, like Scott Fitzgerald.

Apparently, that makes some very rude people very angry. Via the Cap Times:

Two Barneveld men were arrested Saturday in Iowa County for allegedly spitting on people gathering signatures on petitions to recall Gov. Scott Walker.

I see this as an incentive and fully anticipate increased momentum in signature gathering. Spit on that, Barneveld men.


Four Wisconsin recall campaigns against GOP state senators all say they're on pace to force recall elections


Need a ray of sunshine in your wintery, blustery, cloudy, coldy day? I may have one for you.

There's a month to go before all the signatures are due for four recalls of four Wisconsin Republican state senators, and all of them are reporting that they're well on their way to collecting the required totals in order to force elections.

Via JSOnline:

The news comes after the organizers of a recall drive against Gov. Scott Walker announced Thursday that they'd collected 507,533 of the 540,208 signatures they need to force him into a recall election.

Recall papers were filed Nov. 15 against Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) and Sens. Pam Galloway of Wausau, Terry Moulton of Chippewa Falls and Van Wanggaard of Racine. Like the recall petitions against Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, they're due Jan. 17 at the state Government Accountability Board.

Brad Wojciechowski, communications director of the State Senate Democratic Committee, said the four Senate recall campaigns have collected about 10,000 signatures apiece. The total number of signatures needed ranges from 14,958 to 16,742 to force elections.

The always compassionate and jovial (sarcasm drip) Scott Fitzgerald calls the effort "frivolous". If it's as "frivolous" as the last recall election, then at least two more Senators will go down, and the Democrats will gain control. Sound frivolous to you? Me neither.