The Campaign Spot

Quick Update on the Wisconsin Recalls

At this point, the recall fight in Wisconsin appears to be targeting three Democrats and four Republicans. That’s according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; the state site tracking the recalls lists petitions filed against five state lawmakers, four Republicans and one Democrat.

Now that the petitions are filed, the next 31 days are spent reviewing and validating the signatures on the petitions. If everything checks out, elections are scheduled, presuming the recall proponents can find a candidate to run against the recalled lawmakers.

Of the eight Democrats who are eligible for recall, the three Democrats whose petitions are coming in now are considered the lowest-hanging fruit. Sean Trende did a detailed analysis and found Randy Hopper and Dan Kapakne at most risk of losing a recall election, and Sheila Harsdorf and Luther Olsen facing modest risk.

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