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March 30, 2012

It's On: Wisconsin Gubernatorial Recall Election Set

The unions want more taxpayer money. Now we'll see if people in Wisconsin are stupid enough to give it to them.

The Government Accountability Board voted 5-0 to order the recall, a move that has been expected for weeks given the high number of signatures gathered between November and January. It took 540,208 signatures to trigger a recall.

Assuming a Democratic primary is necessary, it will be May 8. The actual recall vote then will be June 5. Three Democrats already have announced they are running and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, whom Walker defeated in 2010, has said he would announce his intentions before Tuesday.

Walker said Thursday that he looked forward to making his argument for keeping his job during the recall campaign.

"It gives us a great opportunity to tell our story, to tell that we're turning things around, how we're heading in the right direction, how we're moving Wisconsin forward," Walker said after a news conference in Milwaukee. "But we've got a lot more to do."

The Lt. Governor and 3 GOP state senators will also face recall fights.

Here's Walker's pitch to voters.

You can donate to his recall fund here.


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