Wis. Democrats file petition to recall Sen. Sheila Harsdorf
St. Paul, Minn. — MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Democrats have filed a petition to recall a fourth GOP state senator for her vote to curtail collective bargaining rights for public employees.
Volunteers for the committee to recall Sen. Sheila Harsdorf of River Falls filed more than 23,000 signatures with elections officials on Tuesday. If the petition is certified by the state, a recall election likely would be scheduled for this summer.
Democrats in recent weeks have filed recall petitions against Republican Sens. Luther Olsen of Ripon, Randy Hopper of Fond du Lac and Dan Kapanke of La Crosse. Hopper and Kapanke's campaigns are challenging the signatures. The Harsdorf campaign says it will review the signatures.
Recall organizers on both sides are targeting senators for their support or opposition to Gov. Scott Walker's collective bargaining law.
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