Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch survived a recall attempt Tuesday, defeating her Democratic challenger and avoiding becoming the first lieutenant governor in the nation to be recalled.
Wisconsin traditionally elects its governor and lieutenant governor as a pair, but a quirk in next week’s recall elections will give voters the chance to elect a Democrat for one office and a Republican for the other — a scenario that could spark a power struggle whenever the top executive leaves the state.
Wisconsin’s leading business lobbying group announced Friday that a $2 million television ad buy supporting Republican Gov. Scott Walker would hit the air statewide Monday.
Wisconsin election officials say recall organizers turned in nearly 843,000 signatures against Republican Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.
Wisconsin election officials say Democrats have turned in enough valid signatures to force four Republican state senators into recall elections.
Gov. Scott Walker says he has $2.6 million on hand to fight an effort to recall him from office.
The Democratic Party of Wisconsin is reporting that it raised nearly $400,000 since Dec. 10.
Even if Wisconsin Democrats win back the state Senate through recall elections this summer, they’ll have no ability to push their agenda for months and could find themselves out of power by this time next year.
Organizers of the effort to recall Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker from office said Monday they have collected 300,000 signatures, more than half of what is needed to force an election.
Gov. Scott Walker says he believes he exceeded his campaign promise to pay the full cost of his pension even though he didn’t start contributing until the law required him to do so.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who forced public workers to pay more for their pensions as part of a push to curb union rights, broke his campaign promise to pay the full cost of his state pension immediately after taking office in January.