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UPDATE: Judge approves May 8, June 5 recall dates

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MADISON (AP) -

A Wisconsin judge has signed off an agreement that would make May 8 or June 5 the dates for recall elections against Gov. Scott Walker and five other Republicans.

Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess gave the agreement an official OK Wednesday. The tentative deal was reached a day earlier by lawyers for the state elections board, recall committees and recall targets.

Under the deal, any required primaries would be held May 8 with a general election four weeks later, on June 5. Otherwise a primary election would have been May 1 and the general election May 29, near the Memorial Day holiday.

Four Republican state senators face recall elections. It appears nearly certain that Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, will also stand for recall.

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A tentative agreement would set May 8 and June 5 for recall elections against Gov. Scott Walker and five other Republicans.

On Tuesday, lawmakers for the state elections board, recall committees and recall targets agreed to that timeline. All three are scheduled to appear before a Dane County judge Wednesday to get approval.

If there are no extensions, any primary election would be May 1 and the general election would be May 29. Under the deal, if primaries are required they would be held on May 8 with a general election a month later on June 5.

The Wisconsin State Journal reported on the agreement that Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess was to consider Wednesday.

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