MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The effort to recall Wisconsin’s controversial Republican governor is expected to begin Tuesday, although his opponents have yet to come up with a candidate to replace him.

Democrats and union leaders are organizing the effort to oust Gov. Scott Walker after he pushed through a law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers.

Democratic strategists would like to see a big name like former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold or retiring U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl run against Walker, but they’ve said they aren’t interested. Other potential candidates are quietly jockeying for position and preparing for a primary to narrow the field if the party can’t agree on a nominee.

Recall organizers must collect more than 540,000 signatures by Jan. 17 to trigger an election, likely in spring or summer.

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Comments (12)
  1. Idiot Savant says:

    awww, those poor poor unions!

    1. Frankie says:

      Idiot yes, Savant no
      If a population elects people like Walker once will they learn their due dilligence?

      1. Clear the Parks says:

        Maybe you’d like to have one of the retromingent morons in the Occupy MN garbage be gov of WI.

        1. DTM says:

          would be a significant improvement over Walker…

        2. Stu says:

          @Clear the Parks…A backward urinating moron?

          Wow, that “Word of the Day” calendar sure is paying off. Way to go Clear the Parks! A real zinger! Good for you. Now stop grinning, you’re not that clever. But good for you. You really did it.You made a funny!

  2. ang says:

    I lived in wisconsin until recently and I still like him. If they want to recall someone recall the president . He has done more to ruin this country in the short few years he has been in power!!

    1. DTM says:

      Yeah, those Bush tax cuts did nothing to hurt the US…

      Ok, now try again.

      1. What Next? says:

        And who renewed the tax cuts?

      2. Jake says:

        So, are you saying that you want the 47% of the population that pays NO federal income taxes to begin paying, and give up their ‘child tax credits’, TOO?
        I remember one thing, once I made over $5,000 in a year, that I had to pay SOMETHING to the feds, AND the state.

  3. Murph says:

    It was and is the stalling and whinning of the GOP congress people!Not Obama,it’s the people who refurbished and have armed guards at this minute on 800 FEMA concentration camps! In the end we will see if it is the poor or the ultra rich who will be forced to live behind the wire!If you’re not a millionaie,you are a GOP target for “resettlement” or whatever cozy name they want to put on it! Some of those camps can house 20,000 people.Probably,the old,sick and unemployed poor people.If you are willing to work for slave wages they will let you out! That’s who and what you’re voting for! No lie! Put REX 84 on your search!

  4. Murph says:

    Farewell to the prince of unfair labor prectices! The ed’s will have him in the can before the recall ever happens anyway.No more pink panty parties for Scotty and the Koch’s.They’ll be stuck wearing orange for a little while!

  5. Mike Jacobson says:

    Ask the widows and children of any slain Wisconsin Police Officers if they want Walker as Governor!

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