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Group submits first petition to recall Dem senator


MADISON (AP) -- A conservative group has filed the first petition to recall a Democratic Wisconsin senator over his stance on Gov. Scott Walker's collective bargaining law.

The committee to recall Dave Hansen of Green Bay has more than the 14,000 signatures needed to trigger a recall election. Election officials have 31 days to review the signatures, unless a court grants an extension.

Groups attempting to recall Democratic Sens. Jim Holperin of Conover and Robert Wirch of Pleasant Prairie also are expected to file recall petitions on Thursday. Democrats already have filed petitions to recall four Republican senators. Both parties are targeting senators for their support or opposition to a bill that would strip most public employees of collective bargaining rights.

Hansen did not immediately return calls requesting comment.

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