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Recall groups targeting 2 Wis. Dems miss deadline


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Organizers have come up short on recall efforts of two Democratic senators targeted after leaving the state in protest of Gov. Scott Walker's anti-union bill.

Organizers for the committees to recall Sen. Mark Miller of Monona and Sen. Spencer Coggs of Milwaukee failed to turn in recall petitions by Tuesday's deadline.

While efforts to recall Coggs are likely dead, a second recall committee for Miller has a later filing deadline. Miller organizers that missed Tuesday's deadline did not immediately return calls for comment.

Five Republican senators and three Democrats are currently in line for recall elections for their support or opposition of a bill that curtails collective bargaining rights for most public employees.

Organizers targeting GOP Sen. Robert Cowles of Green Bay say they'll deliver their petition Thursday.

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