LA CROSSE, Wis.-- During a stop in La Crosse Tuesday, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said he is keeping his focus on jobs even with a recall effort getting started against him. That effort starts November 15th.
Once petitions start circulating, supporters of recalling the governor need to collect more than 540,000 signatures by mid-January.
The earliest an election would be is March 27th. If there is a primary, the general election would be at the end of April.
Governor Walker says he is taking the recall effort seriously, but his focus is on jobs.
"From our standpoint, our only campaign we're focused on is helping the private sector in the state create 250,000 jobs. What others are working about, whether cynics might be involved in, really is not as much of a factor as what we're doing to help people in La Crosse and all across the state create more jobs," says Governor Walker.
The recall is motivated by the Governor's proposal taking away nearly all collective bargaining rights from most public workers. No Democrat has announced plans to run against Governor Walker if a recall election is held.