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Political parties discuss possible recall election


MARATHON COUNTY (WAOW) -- A possible recall election for Governor Scott Walker was the hot topic of conversation Saturday for both Republican and Democratic parties.

The Democratic Party in Wausau held their "Recall Walker Kickoff Campaign."

Republican supporters also held what they called a "Victory Campaign" in Rib Mountain.

Democrats in Wausau trained for a recall effort to remove Governor Scott Walker from office.

"The constitution allows for recalls, there's a reason it's in there. We believe Scott Walker is the reason it was put in there, they didn't know it when they wrote it, " said Jeff Johnson the Marathon County Democratic Party Chair.

He said Tuesday, volunteers will collect signatures for a petition to be filed to the Government Accountability Board.

Democratic State Representative Donna Seidel said it's time for a change.

"Enough is enough, too much damage has been done. We want to stop this chaos and it's time to do something about it," said Seidel.

But supporters of Governor Scott Walker don't want another election.

"It seems as though the people of Wisconsin have had to get dragged through too many elections here in the last 12 months and the Democrats want to continue to drag them through more elections month after month after month, " said Brian shimming, 1st Vice Chair for the Wisconsin Republican Party.

Republican leaders and supporters organized Saturday for what their calling a "Victory Campaign" to discuss plans for the future.

State Senator Pam Galloway was at the "Victory Campaign," and she is also a target of recall efforts.

"The continuous recall situation is really a drain on people's time and money, and it really distracts those of us who are in the legislature from doing our work," said Galloway.

Volunteers will have 60 days to collect signatures.

On January 17th the petitions will be submitted to the board, and from there the board will review the signatures.

Online Reporter: Christine Souders, Newsline 9

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