(Press release from the Republican Party of Wisconsin)

Republican Party of Wisconsin Chairman Brad Courtney released the following statement regarding the Democrat efforts to collect enough signatures to force the recall of Governor Scott Walker:

"We had no doubt the Democrats would be able to rally their left-wing supporters around this baseless and expensive recall effort. This shameful recall attempt of the Governor will accomplish nothing but saddle Wisconsin taxpayers with over $9 million in unbudgeted costs. Regardless of what the radical left may believe, Wisconsin families will continue to stand with Governor Walker, who has balanced a $3.6 billion budget deficit without raising taxes, and created thousands of new jobs."