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GAB clears way for 3 GOP recall elections

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The Government Accountability Board has cleared the way for recall elections for three Republican state senators.

The recall election will be on July 12.

The recalls target Sens. Dan Kapanke of La Crosse, Randy Hopper of Fond du Lac and Luther Olsen of Ripon.

They are among nine lawmakers, six Republicans and three Democrats, targeted for recalls for their positions on Republican Gov. Scott Walker's proposal taking away collective bargaining rights from most state workers.

The board plans to evaluate the challenges to those six recall petitions at its May 31 meeting, and likely would certify all the petitions that same week.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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