Obama surrogate up against the wall
Republicans are on the board with their first recall steaming from the Badger 14s escape to Illinois to avoid voting on the Budget Repair Bill.(from mediatrackers.org)
A citizen group has collected enough signatures (15,960) to file a recall petition against Sen. Jim Holperin (D Eagle River).
Holperin is the fourth senator, and first Democrat to face a recall over the Budget Repair Bill fiasco. Recalls have been filed for Republican Senators Luther Olsen, Dan Kapanke and Randy Hopper.
With so many recall efforts underway, it may take the state election board more time than normal to rule on the validity of the petition signatures and issue a special election. The petition also must stand up to scrutiny from the Government Accountability Board (GAB) and Sen. Holperin’s team. Holperin has 10 days to challenge signature validity while the GAB has 31 days to make sure petitions meet all the correct formatting and technical requirements. However, GAB spokesperson Reid Magney says the GAB will ask for extended time because of all the recalls in play.