Thursday, January 5, 2012
David Brandt officially ends a recall effort that never really got started
David Brandt of Muskego raised a lot of interest when he filed papers to recall Gov. Scott Walker on Nov. 4, 2011, a full week and a half before Democrats were to start their own efforts. However, that was about all he raised, as many saw the action as a ploy to allow the governor to begin raising money for a recall drive earlier than expected. Brandt had contributed to Walker and the state GOP in the past, but said at the time that he was starting a recall committee to, “fulfill my friend’s last request.” Reid Magney of the Government Accountability Board said Brandt did not raise any money or turn in any signatures – and his recall effort is now officially closed.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Petitions are available starting at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.
Efforts to recall Gov. Scott Walker seem to have started back in February, when his budget-repair bill was first introduced. At the time, however, those efforts were mostly organizational in nature. In the nine months since, Walker, recalls and the state's polarizing political atmosphere have been a hot-button topic in Wisconsin, and now, official action is being taken. Recall Walker activists will be attempting to collect 540,000 signatures between now and Jan. 17, starting late this evening as petitions to recall the governor can be signed and circulated starting at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. For more on the recall effort, check out this Patch story, which has accumulated more than 300 Patch user comments and nearly 900 poll votes.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
David Brandt 'fulfills friends last request' according to papers filed, but state democrats say it's a ploy to confuse voters.
A Muskego man has filed the first request with the Government Accountability Board to recall Republican Governor Scott Walker. On the application, David Brandt indicated the reason as being "to fulfill my friend's last request." Papers were filed by Brandt registered under a committee called "Close Friends to Recall Scott Walker." The Wisconsin Democratic Party had planned on filing papers on Nov. 15 and have cried foul on the move, calling it a 'dirty trick' to "to deny democracy we have seen out of Scott Walker’s Republican Party and the extremist groups who finance his rent-to-own government," according to a release on their website. With this earlier filing, Walker can now begin raising money to defend efforts to unseat him in the …