MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A group working to recall state Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says it has collected more than enough signatures to force an election.
The group needs 16,742 names by Saturday. Lori Compas, the group's chairwoman, called a news conference at the state Capitol Friday to announce she had collected more than enough signatures, although she declined to reveal how many.
Democrats and their allies have been working for the last two months to gather enough signatures to force Republican Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, Fitzgerald and three other GOP senators into recall elections. The Democrats are angry over legislation Walker introduced that stripped most public workers of nearly all their union rights.
A Fitzgerald spokesman didn't immediately return a message Friday.