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.
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.