Target met to recall Wisconsin GOP leader Fitzgerald
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Petitioners say more than enough signatures are being submitted to force a recall election against Republican state Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald of Juneau.
Organizers said that they are turning in 20,600 signatures on Tuesday. At least 16,742 must be valid in order for there to be an election.
Fitzgerald says in a statement he is "ready to face this challenge." He says he's received a lot volunteer support since the recall drive began in November.
Fitzgerald is the most prominent of four Republican senators being targeted for recall. He has served as leader of the Senate's majority party since 2011 and has been a champion of Gov. Scott Walker's agenda.
Republicans have a narrow one-seat majority in the Senate.
Galloway recall organizers turning in signatures8272298
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- More than 21,000 signatures have been submitted to force a recall election of Republican state Sen. Pam Galloway of Wausau.
Recall organizers submitted the signatures Tuesday.
Organizers need at least 15,647 to be valid for an election to be scheduled. They said their count represents 134 percent of the signatures required to force a recall election.
The Government Accountability Board will begin reviewing those signatures and others submitted on petitions to recall three other Republican senators, Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.
Galloway issued a statement criticizing the recall efforts. She vowed to make sure the collected signatures are valid.
Democrats need to pick up one seat in the Senate to have the majority.
Wanggaard recall organizers submitting signatures
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- More than 24,000 signatures are being submitted to force a recall election of Republican state Sen. Van Wanggaard of Racine.
Recall organizers are turning in the signatures Tuesday. They said there's no exact number yet because they're still counting.
Organizers need at least 15,353 valid signatures to trigger an election. They said their current count represents 156 percent of the required signatures.
The Government Accountability Board will review signatures to recall Wanggaard, three other Republican senators, Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.
Wanggaard told reporters Tuesday he has worked to balance the state budget without layoffs and a recall election could cost local governments in his district hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Moulton recall organizers turning in signatures
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Organizers of the effort to recall freshman Republican state Sen. Terry Moulton of Chippewa Falls are turning in more than enough signatures to force an election.
Recall organizers said Tuesday they are submitting more than 21,000 signatures. They said they're still counting submitted signatures.
Organizers need at least 14,958 valid signatures. They said their current count represents 140 percent of the signatures required to force a recall election.
The Government Accountability Board will begin the process of reviewing those signatures and others submitted on petitions to recall three other Republican senators, Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.
A spokesman for the Republican senators issued a statement defending the lawmakers' record. They plan to inspect all the signatures.
Republicans hold a narrow 17-16 majority in the Senate.
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