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Recall effort against Wis. sex ed prosecutor fails

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A drive to recall a Wisconsin prosecutor who warned health teachers they could face criminal charges for teaching students how to use contraceptives has failed.

The group working to recall Juneau County District Attorney Scott Southworth needed 2,073 signatures by 5 p.m. on Monday. State election officials say nothing was filed by the deadline.

The recall group's treasurer, Jennifer Specht of Neenah, says the group collected only about 1,800 signatures.

Southworth, a Republican, didn't immediately respond to an e-mail seeking comment. A call to his office Monday evening went unanswered.

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