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Wis. Dem. Rep. will face GOP sen. in recall

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin GOP senator facing a recall election now has an opponent.

Democratic Rep. Jennifer Shilling of La Crosse announced her bid Saturday to unseat Republican Sen. Dan Kapanke of La Crosse. Shilling is the first candidate to announce her candidacy in any of the possible recall efforts across the state.

Democrats have already filed recall petitions for Kapanke and GOP Sen. Randy Hopper of Fond du Lac. State elections officials could call recall elections as early as June, but elections officials will likely ask for more time to review signatures.

Sixteen state senators are currently being targeted for their support or opposition to a bill that strips most public employees of collective bargaining rights. A judge has blocked the law from taking effect.

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