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Wis. Dems Filing Recall Petitions Against A Fourth GOP State Senator

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The state Senate currently has a 19-14 Republican majority, with Democrats hoping to pick up three seats in recall elections and win a majority. They are collecting signatures in all eight Republican-held districts that are eligible. Under Wisconsin's recall law, elected officials must have served at least one year of their term before recalled -- thus exempting the half of the Senate that was just elected in 2010.

In order to initiate a recall, signatures of at least 25 percent of the number of voters in the previous gubernatorial election, within the targeted district, must be collected in a 60-day window.

Republicans are targeting Democrats for recall, but have not yet filed any signatures.

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