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More Recall attempts for WI....

In the latest salvo surrounding Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's (R) controversial budget plan, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin on Wednesday endorsed recall efforts against several GOP state senators.

 Democrats are targeting eight Republican senators who are eligible to be recalled this year in an effort to take control of the state senate and prevent Walker from passing his agenda. The GOP currently holds a 19-14 majority in the state's upper chamber. Three of the eight would need to be recalled and replaced with a Democrat in a recall election in order to flip control of the state senate.

 

The state Democratic Party circulated a fundraising appeal to support the recall petitions.

 

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If we can recall at least three Senators and regain control of the senate, we can end the ugly games Republicans in the legislature have played in the last few days - unplugging phone lines, bolting windows inside the Capitol shut, and withholding the paychecks of Democratic legislators," wrote party chairman Mike Tate.

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Is because we didn't when during the regular election a reason for recall?

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Charis76

Asked by Charis76 at 5:28 PM on Mar. 2, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Charis76

    Comment by Charis76 (original poster) at 5:29 PM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • When they can't win playing their OWN game, they have to resort to underhanded tactics...typical Democratic behavior!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 5:50 PM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • Oh hell no!

    Republicans are playing "ugly games"? What does running and hiding out to prevent a vote qualify as?

    And NO SAK, it's NOT standing with their constituents. Standing with them would be staying there and either protesting with them or trying to do some work. (because I know she'll claim that's what they are doing)
    DSamuels

    Answer by DSamuels at 5:50 PM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • Hmmm, I wonder if any of the missing Dems are recallable?
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 6:00 PM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • The ones that are being attempted YSK.
    Charis76

    Comment by Charis76 (original poster) at 6:10 PM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • So the silliness goes on . Time someone took the lead in getting a negotiated settlement of this mess.
    janet116

    Answer by janet116 at 6:44 PM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • Hmmm, I wonder if any of the missing Dems are recallable?

    Some recalls have already been started. At least three.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 7:00 PM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • Underhandedness is just SOP in politics, no matter the party.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 7:48 PM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • The people have the right to be heard. If they want their reps recalled then so be it. Just like when Darrell Issa and the Reps made Davis their scapegoat and had him recalled so we got stuck with the Governator.


    Or is it only ok if Republicans do it?

    Friday

    Answer by Friday at 7:50 PM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • The democrats; the ones who walked out leaving their constituents without representation in Madison; the people who are refusing to perform the job they were hired to do; those democrats are wanting the republicans to be recalled. This just goes from the ridiculous to the sublime. There is some great metaphor to humans in all of this. I'll just need a great poet to help put it into words. But the irony just screams. The ones who ducked out want the ones who stayed to work recalled. If it wasn't so sad, it would be humorous.

    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 8:25 PM on Mar. 2, 2011

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