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Gun-rights battle could backfire on town leaders in Rhode Island recall

Call it a double whammy. Four town councilmembers in Exeter, R.I., not only failed in their bid to get the state to take over concealed-carry permitting for their town, but now they face a recall election Saturday because of it.;  …

Scott Walker allows recall challenge to move ahead in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) declined to challenge any signatures ahead of the Monday afternoon deadline to prevent a recall election against him, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Walker’s decision leaves only state election officials to determine whether the recall’s signatures are valid by March 19. Walker previously sought…

Wisconsin mayor faces recall vote after drunken antics

Residents of Sheboygan, Wisconsin will decide on Tuesday whether to replace their mayor, Bob Ryan, after a series of public drinking binges, according to the Huffington Post. In 2009, Ryan was filmed drunkenly bragging about his sister-in-law’s oral sex skills. Then in 2011, Ryan faced criticism and an investigation after…

Walker recall petition overshoots requirement by nearly 200,000 signatures

If Wisconsin’s Democrats are to be believed, the recall of Gov. Scott Walker (R) is on and just needs to be made official. With Tuesday’s deadline fast approaching, The New York Times reports that Wisconsin’s activists are prepared to submit about 720,000 petition signatures, far surpassing the 540,000 needed to trigger a…

Wisconsin drive to force Scott Walker recall vote nears goal

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – Opponents of Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker said on Thursday they have collected 94 percent of the signatures necessary to force him into a recall election next year. The group United Wisconsin, which opposes restrictions on public sector unions signed into law by Walker earlier this year,…

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