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Wisconsin recall Republican insists he doesn’t ‘smoke rocks’

The Republican candidate running to unseat a Democratic Wisconsin state Senator in next week’s recall election said Thursday that a child abuse investigation against him was “just another false accusation.” But discerning voters might think otherwise, considering his history. “I read a social services report yesterday that says I smoke…

Robocalls spam WI Democrats, telling them not to vote in recall elections

Today marks Wisconsin’s recall election, and polls are expected to be crowded all day. The unusual nature of the election — after all, it’s not often that voters are riled up enough to draw up a petition to recall their lawmakers — has confused some about procedure, and the robocalls…

Embattled Wisconsin Republicans court Rep. Paul Ryan’s support in recall fight

Wisconsin Republican state senators are seeking Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), author of the proposed Republican budget plan, to join their fundraising efforts as they face recall elections. Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, is one of the featured attendees of a fundraiser this Friday for recently recalled Republican state…

Recall elections approved for 6 Wisconsin Republicans

The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Tuesday approved recall elections for three Republicans, bringing the total number to six. At the same time, the nonpartisan election officials put the recall elections of three Democrats on hold. Recall elections for Republican state Sens. Rob Cowles, Alberta Darling and Sheila Harsdorf were unanimously…

Wisconsin GOP allegedly forged signatures on recall petitions

Forged signatures of dead people have been discovered on Republican Party of Wisconsin recall petitions against Democratic senators, but Republicans are blaming their opponents for the forgeries. The Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel reported that Bill Pocan’s signature was listed on the recall petition against Democratic state Sen. Bob Wirch. He was…

Ohio bill would allow recall of governor, lawmakers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) – Ohio Democratic legislators are proposing a bill that would allow voters to recall Governor John Kasich, who has signed a controversial bill limiting collective bargaining for public workers. State Representative John Hagen said voters in 17 states, including Wisconsin, where a similar bill was passed, can…

WI Dems have enough signatures to recall GOP state senator

Democrats in Wisconsin say they have collected enough signatures to file their petition to recall state Sen. Dan Kapanke (R). Pat Scheller, who is organizing the recall effort, told The Wisconsin State Journal that volunteers had gathered more than the necessary 15,588 signatures. “Not a single paid canvasser was needed…

Liberal groups launch emotional ad in Wisconsin aimed at recalling GOP lawmakers

WASHINGTON – In the wake of a devastating legislative defeat in Wisconsin, liberal groups have unleashed a new ad campaign against state Republican lawmakers who voted to strip the collective bargaining rights of public employee unions. The one-minute spot was created by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) and Democracy…

Boycott targets contributors to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

Wisconsin citizens upset with Gov. Scott Walker’s attack on public employees’ collective bargaining rights have launched a boycott campaign aimed at his campaign contributors. The Republican governor signed a bill Friday that eliminates most union rights for public employees. One Wisconsin resident, Sam Hokin, started a Facebook page that lists…

Wisconsin Democrats nearly halfway to recalling GOP state senators

Almost half of the signatures needed to recall key Republican Wisconsin state senators have been collected by the Wisconsin Democratic Party. Democrats have collected over 56,000 signatures supporting a recall of eight state senators who aligned themselves with Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s controversial budget repair bill, The Washington Post reported.…

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