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Recall effort for 2 Wis. Dems fails at deadline



MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A recall effort targeting two Democratic state senators has fallen short at the deadline.


Organizers had until Monday afternoon to turn in petitions to recall Sen. Lena Taylor of Milwaukee and Sen. Fred Risser of Madison. But the organizers failed to meet the deadline.

Taylor and Risser were seen as two of the safest Democrats targeted by recall organizers. Both ran unopposed in 2008 and represent heavily Democratic districts.

Election officials are currently reviewing petitions already turned in against five GOP senators and three Democratic senators. The senators are being targeted for their votes for or against a divisive bill that curtails collective bargaining rights for most public employees.

Organizers targeting Democratic Sen. Spencer Coggs of Milwaukee have until Tuesday to file a recall petition.

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