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Walker recall coalition: 105K signatures gathered


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The coalition working to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says the group has gathered more than 105,000 signatures in the first four days.

   The totals were released Saturday by United Wisconsin spokeswoman Heather DuBois Bourenane. She says the figure is as of Friday night.

   Recall organizers need 540,000 valid signatures to force a recall election of the Republican governor. They have to average 9,000 per day between when the recall drive began Tuesday and the Jan. 17 deadline for turning in signatures.

   They want to go well above the 540,000 figure, however, in case some signatures are invalidated.

   Volunteers with the recall efforts are circulating petitions Saturday afternoon in Madison, where a rally has drawn crowds that Capitol police estimate at 25,000 to 30,000. A counter-rally is also planned.

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