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Group submits third recall for Wis. Democrat


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A conservative group has filed the signatures needed to force a recall election for a third Democratic Wisconsin senator over his stance on Gov. Scott Walker's collective bargaining law.

The committee to recall Robert Wirch of Pleasant Prairie has more than the 13,500 signatures needed. Election officials will have 31 days to review the signatures, unless a court grants an extension.

Organizers also filed recall petitions on Thursday against Sens. Robert Hansen of Green Bay and Jim Holperin of Conover. Democrats previously filed petitions to recall four Republican senators. They are being targeted for their support or opposition to a bill that would strip most public employees of collective bargaining rights.

Wirch did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

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