RIVER FALLS, Wis. (WCCO) — Organizers of the effort to recall Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker from office they have collected 300,000 signatures, more than half of what is needed to force an election.

The United Wisconsin coalition needs 540,208 signatures by Jan. 17 to force a recall election sometime in 2012. They reported Monday that over half the number needed had been collected in just 12 days, with signatures coming in from all 72 Wisconsin counties.

The recall drive was motivated by anger over Walker’s proposal effectively ending collective bargaining rights for most public workers. The law passed in March despite massive protests and the fleeing of all 14 Democratic state senators to Illinois for three weeks.

About 250 miles from Wisconsin’s capitol in Madison, Nan Lambert is leading her own political movement along Main Street in River Falls.

Watch Liz Collin’s report above.

Comments (17)
  1. redneck purist says:

    Is ACORN helping them? Gee I wonder if they’ll cheat?

    1. You're The Greatest says:

      Thank you, Governor Scott Walker, for all of your hard work in the Great State of Wisconsin.

      We support you one hundred percent.

      Keep up the good work, Governor Walker.

      1. Troy says:

        Walker is toast…that Koch sucker is so outta here!!!

    2. Tom says:

      Acorn…only a child would still be whining about something that no longer exists…whats you IQ 40 or less???

      1. Jeff says:

        They Still Exists, they just changed there name. Nice try though..

      2. redneck purist says:

        ACORN doesn’t exist? What a dunce. Not only do they exist, but they still get millions in tax money. You’re right though, when Fox flipped on the lights they got real small, real fast. They dropped the name and diversified. But don’t be naive. That’d be like George Soros changing his name to Pat Boone. “See, George is gone”. Uh huh. Did you think thousands of roaches that scatter when the lights came on just disappear? Roaches hide from the light. But they’re alive and well and working hard (for you). You just don’t see them because you live your life in the dark. Ignorance is bliss.

    3. Frankie says:

      Confabulating to divert attention. Nowhere in the story does it mention acorn. Are the Christian Guard are helping out

  2. State unions are a joke - wake up people says:

    Cmon’ over here to MN, Scott – I’d vote you in immediately. Worthless unions. Wake up MN – if you could only see the injustice that 50+% State workers loath over. I’m a MN state worker, and it makes me want to vomit watching these under educated, over paid, lazy, idiots suck your money right out of your pockets.

    1. Mike says:

      Why don’t you instead move to WI. scab? You can make a living snitching on your neighbors and catching sacks on your chin or how Tea Baggers got their namesake.

      1. fsgf says:

        union taught – enough said

      2. Unionszuk says:

        You shouldn’t be ashamed of the fact that you’re ghey. Be proud of it – don’t hide it in deflective rants, come out of the closet you’ll make your boyfriend proud and maybe he’ll even let your face out fo the pillow occassionally so you can get that oxygen your brain is apparently lacking. Unions are for the weak and talentless, just another whiner social program for the incapable and incompetent funded by the unearned income of their troglodytic minions scurrying around leaching off others for the false praise of their superiors in the pyramid scam. You’d think you’d have some self pride and want to make your own way in the world. mooch

  3. Street Wise says:

    Thank you Governor Walker for protecting us from the jack-booted union thugs.

  4. jc says:

    This is stupid. So the democrats recall this guy. Then if they win in the next election, the republicans will petition and force a recall again just to get back at them. It will never stop. That’s the stupiest rule ever, you should not be able to recall your goverenor just because of one law one side doesnt agree with. Otherwise, half the US population should recall Obama for his health care law.

  5. See BS says:

    If Someone tried to re-call Governor Dayton, I highly doubt it would get any free press from local media.

  6. Mark Too says:

    I just scanned the Milwaukee,Wisconsin Journal Sentinel news section . . . The last article on the recall was posted 11/27. Yet WCCO seems to have a need to post an article every day saying the recall is “gaining ground”. WCCO doesn’t have an agenda here do they?

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