MADISON (WKOW) -- Democratic candidates hoping to run against Gov. Scott Walker a recall election are turning in signatures to the Government Accountability Board on Tuesday.
The candidates for governor, as well as the candidates looking to run against Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and four GOP state senators, have until 5:00 p.m. Tuesday to turn in their nomination signatures to run in this spring's recall election.
Democratic candidates for governor needed to submit 2,000 names to the GAB to get their name on the ballot.
Former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk turned in her papers to the GAB Tuesday morning. Falk says she collected 4,000 names. That's the most she could collect.
State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) also turned in her papers Tuesday morning. At a news conference outside the State Capitol Tuesday morning, Vinehout held a box containing all of the signatures she collected. Vinehout said she had 3,300 names.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett did not personally turn in his recall signatures Tuesday. Barrett's wife, Kris, and former Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton turned in the signatures on his behalf. According to Barrett's campaign, they brought 7,000 signatures to the GAB, even though only 4,000 will be accepted.
Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette is also vying to challenge Gov. Walker in a recall election. La Follette says he turned in the required 2,000 signatures to the GAB to get his name on the ballot.
A Democratic primary would be held May 8. The winner of the primary would face Gov. Walker in the June 5 recall election.
Capitol Bureau Chief Greg Neumann will have more on Tuesday's events at the GAB tonight on 27 News at 5 and 6.
MADISON (WKOW) -- The filing deadline is Tuesday afternoon for candidates who want to run in recall elections against Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and four Republican state senators.
The candidates have to submit nomination papers by 5 p.m. to the state Government Accountability Board.
If there are no challenges to the paperwork, the GAB will certify candidates on Friday after 5 p.m.
Former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk turned in 4,000 signatures Tuesday morning. That's the maximum number of signatures allowed by law.
Democrat Tom Barrett says he has the necessary 2,000 signatures to run against Walker. Barrett plans to turn in his signatures late Tuesday morning.
Democrats Doug La Follette and Kathleen Vinehout have also announced their intention to run.
A Democratic primary would be May 8, and the winner would face Walker in the June 5 election.
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