MADISON (WKOW) -- Efforts to recall Republican Governor Scott Walker begin on Tuesday. The Democratic Party of Wisconsin (DPW) has yet to choose a candidate to run against him if a recall election comes to fruition.
Democrats and union leaders are organizing the effort to recall Walker after he pushed through a law that effectively ended collective bargaining rights for most public workers.
Democratic strategists would like to see a big name like former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold or retiring U.S. Senator Herb Kohl run against Walker in a recall election, but both men say they aren't interested. Other potential candidates are quietly jockeying for position and preparing for a primary to narrow the field if the DPW can't agree on a nominee.
Recall organizers have until January 17 to collect more than 540,000 signatures to trigger a recall election. If organizers collect enough signatures, the recall election would likely be held in the spring or summer of 2012.