Judge approves date for Walker recall election

By David Edwards
Thursday, March 15, 2012 12:35 EDT
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker with Rep. Bruce Braley
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A Wisconsin judge has approved dates for an election to recall Gov. Scott Walker (R) and five other Republican state senators.

Under the agreement proposed by the Government Accountability Board and approved by Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess, the recall vote would be held on May 8. If primaries are necessary then those would be held on May 8 and the general election would be held on June 5.

Former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk (D) has said that she will run against Walker. Other Democrats could run as well, triggering the May 8 primary.

Democrats in Wisconsin launched an effort to recall Walker and 13 other state senators after they pushed through a law last year that limited the union rights of some public employees.

Walker spent Wednesday in Palm Beach, Florida, where he raised $200,000 to put towards the campaign to keep his job.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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