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UPDATE: Organizers say they have signatures to recall Sen. Fitzgerald

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Organizers working to recall state Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald say they have collected more than enough signatures to force an election.

The group needs to collect 16,742 names by Saturday.

At a news conference at the State Capitol on Friday, organizers announced that they had collected more than enough signatures, although they did not reveal how many.

Democrats and their allies have been working for the last two months to gather enough signatures to force Republican Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, Fitzgerald and three other GOP senators into recall elections.

The signatures against Walker, Kleefisch, Fitzgerald and the other state senators are due to the Government Accountability Board on Tuesday, January 17.

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Organizers behind the campaign to recall Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald say they will offer an update on their progress at 10 a.m. Friday at the State Capitol, and discuss their plans going forward.

On Thursday, Fitzgerald filed a complaint, alleging the organizers of the campaign against him have been given more than the 60 days allowed to collect signatures for a recall.

 

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