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    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recall process officially begins

    The attempt to recall Governor Scott Walker got off to an earlier than expected start at the hands of a contributor to the 2010 Walker campaign. Muskego resident David Brandt filed papers with the Government Accountability Board on Friday, his official committee affiliation is with "Close Friends to Recall Walker." Wisconsin law does not cap the amount that an individual or committee can contribute to the incumbent while signatures are being collected to recall them from office. So as Walker sets out on a trip to conservative states Kansas and Arizona he will have the ability to accept unlimited donations from supporters. The lack of a cap on donations will last until a date is set for a statewide recall election. It is likely that well over $100 million dollars will be raised and spent in the effort to recall Walker.
    Wisconsin Democratic leadership, namely Mike Tate, telegraphed the day they would file papers via a nationally televised interview on MSNBC on October 10th. The move allowed the Walker camp to front run the Democratic operation and tack on 11 extra days of fundraising.The entire operation is a large risk for the Democratic party. They first have to collect 540,000 valid signatures and then field a strong candidate that can close the six point Walker margin of victory over Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett only one year ago. Failure to collect the signatures or ultimately defeat Walker will be seen as vindication for the Wisconsin GOP and Republican reformers nationwide.Recall elections in August were a mixed bag that left the Wisconsin GOP with a one seat majority in the State Senate.And just as the recall election in August was basically a proxy war between the Republican National Committee (RNC) and Democratic National Committee (DNC), a recall election would be a proxy war to the tenth power. The election would likely be held in the spring of 2012 and would be seen as a barometer for the national political climate. The result of the recall election would also go a long way in determining which side will have the upper hand when it comes to organization in the 2012 presidential election cycle, when Wisconsin will play the role of a key battleground state.It remains to be seen how heavily contested a possible Democratic primary would be or if the party would rally around one candidate early on in the process.


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    Re: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recall process officially begins

    Hope so. What a POS.
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    Re: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recall process officially begins

    What happens in Wisconsin is important why? It's a red state with 10 electoral votes....who cares?
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    Hopefully Scott Walker beats the recall. There needs to be more politicians who stand up to big unions.
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    Re: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recall process officially begins

    Quote Originally Posted by conservativeguy View Post
    What happens in Wisconsin is important why? It's a red state with 10 electoral votes....who cares?
    Haha, you sure cared when Walker was sticking to the unions and his constituents.

    The reason I care is that I find it despicable when Republicans scapegoat teachers and firefighters, and yes ... (shudder) ... even unions.
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    Re: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recall process officially begins

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Haha, you sure cared when Walker was sticking to the unions and his constituents.

    The reason I care is that I find it despicable when Republicans scapegoat teachers and firefighters, and yes ... (shudder) ... even unions.
    That isn't what happened, but thanks for showing us how little you understand what is at stake and is going on here.
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    Re: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recall process officially begins

    I do not believe that a Walker recall will be successful. However, there will also be recalls of other GOP Senators, and the Dems should easily snag 2 of those.

    The result is going to be gridlock. Walker will not be able to do any more of his agenda, but Democrats will not have the ability to turn back anything that Walker has already accomplished.
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    Re: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recall process officially begins

    They really need to get rid of that corrupt dictator. The USA has done it in the Middle East, now they can do it in the Mid-West.

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    Re: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recall process officially begins

    Quote Originally Posted by CowboyBob View Post
    They really need to get rid of that corrupt dictator. The USA has done it in the Middle East, now they can do it in the Mid-West.
    You are trying to compare an American politician to Saddam Hussein or Muammar Gaddafi?
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    Re: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recall process officially begins

    Quote Originally Posted by CowboyBob View Post
    They really need to get rid of that corrupt dictator. The USA has done it in the Middle East, now they can do it in the Mid-West.
    Dictator?
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