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5 Wis. Dems, 4 Republicans targeted by recalls


MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Five Democratic state senators and four of their Republican colleagues are being targeted by recall attempts.

The recall paperwork has been filed in recent days, as a Senate impasse persists over Gov. Scott Walker's budget-repair bill.

The Government Accountability Board said Wednesday the Democratic senators targeted are Minority Leader Mark Miller, Spencer Coggs, Dave Hansen, Jim Holperin and Robert Wirch.

It says the Republicans are Sens. Robert Cowles (KOHLZ'), Alberta Darling, Randy Hopper and Luther Olsen.

Once the recall paperwork is filed, organizers have 60 days to gather signatures. The number of signatures depends on how many voters in that district voted for governor, a number that in these cases ranges from about 11,000 to 20,000.

If enough signatures are gathered, the incumbent has to go through a new election.

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