On Thursday, Wisconsin Democrats will submit a sixth recall petition against a Republican state Senator, this time against Robert Cowles:
Add state Sen. Rob Cowles to the growing list of senators a step closer to facing a recall election.
The Committee to Recall Cowles has enough signatures to initiate the next phase of the process and will file them with the Government Accountability Board on Thursday, Graeme Zielinski, a spokesman for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, said Monday.
Committees already have submitted completed petitions for eight of the 16 eligible senators; Cowles would be the sixth Republican.
The Cowles filing is significant, as he is the sixth and final Republican potentially vulnerable in a recall election. With this filing, Democrats have thus maximized the number of Republican-held seats they could put in play during the recall elections. They need to win a net of three in order to take control of the state Senate.
As this phase of the Wisconsin campaign comes to a close, please take the time to write a thank you note to the thousands of volunteers who gathered petition signatures against Wisconsin Republicans. Forcing six Republican state Senators is an astonishing achievement, given that only four state legislators in Wisconsin history have previously faced recall elections. The difficulty of completing these petitions is further underscored by how two of the recall efforts against Democratic state Senators have already failed, and more failures may well be on the way.
We're going to be delivering the thank you notes later in the week, so take time to add your voice now. Also, for more on the latest Wisconsin recall petition developments, see the diary by bruns on the rec list.
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