Wisconsin Recall Update
Tensions are still high in Wisconsin over Governor Scott Walker’s budget reform bill. Recall efforts against both Republicans and Democrats are in full swing.
The group running the campaign to recall Democrat Senator Robert Wirch says they have collected enough signatures to get it onto the ballot. Senator Wirch was one of the 14 Democrat state senators who fled the state during the budget battle earlier this year.
These numerous recall campaigns have the potential to reshape Wisconsin’s political landscape, and could even flip control of the Senate to Democrats. Citizens in Charge is glad that the citizens of Wisconsin have the ability to gather signatures and put recall efforts on the ballot. Perhaps if they also had the ability to put citizen initiatives on the ballot as well, the whole mess could have been avoided with a vote of the people.
As we’ve mentioned numerous times on this blog, it’s been a bit of a busy year for well publicized recalls. The mayors of both Omaha, Nebraska and Miami-Dade, Florida faced recall in recent months. Omaha mayor Jim Suttle survived the recall election, but Miami-Dade mayor Carlos Alvarez was not as fortunate.
As the numerous recalls in Wisconsin continue, we’ll keep you updated.