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Updates on Wisconsin Senate recall campaigns
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Here is a rundown of the Wisconsin Senate recall campaigns circa the first weekend of April.


Spencer Coggs (D)
District: Milwaukee
Organizer/s: American Patriot Recall Coalition
Signatures needed: 11,817
Deadline: April 26
Status: Only online presence is a fake Recall Spencer Coggs Facebook page, numbers unknown

Jim Holperin (D)
District: Conover
Organizer/s: Committee to Recall Holperin
Signatures needed: 15,960
Deadline: April 19
Status: Active effort on website and Facebook, numbers unknown

Dave Hansen (D)
District: Green Bay
Recall group/s: American Patriot Recall Coalition, Dave Hansen Recall Committee
Signatures needed: 13,852
Deadline: April 26
Status: On March 18, the Recall Dave Hansen committee told FOX 11 they were "over halfway there" on signatures.

Julie Lassa (D)
District: Stevens Point
Organizer/s: American Patriot Recall Coalition
Signatures needed: 15,879
Deadline: May 16
Status: After a rocky leadership transition, new campaign head Scott Noble actively leading efforts on Facebook and his blog, numbers unknown

Mark Miller (D)
District: Monona
Organizer/s: American Patriot Recall Coalition, Committee to Recall Mark Miller
Signatures needed: 20,352
Deadline: April 26
Status: Website and Facebook efforts ongoing, numbers unknown

Fred Risser (D)
District: Madison
Organizer/s: American Patriot Recall Coalition
Signatures needed: 19,805
Deadline: April 25
Status: Almost no activity, the Wisconsin State Journal quoted organizer Sharon Daniel saying "maybe no one will sign the petition."

Lena Taylor (D)
District: Milwaukee
Organizer/s: American Patriot Recall Coalition
Signatures needed: 13,498
Deadline: April 25
Status: Some activity on website.

Robert Wirch (D)
District: Pleasant Prairie
Organizer/s: American Patriot Recall Coalition, Taxpayers to Recall Robert Wirch
Signatures needed: 13,537
Deadline: April 25
Status: Organizers report 8,000 to 12,000 signatures as of March 28

Robert Cowles (R)
District: Green Bay
Organizer/s: Committee to Recall Cowles
Signatures needed: 15,960
Deadline: May 2
Status: According to a Green Bay Press-Gazette Facebook page, organizers are asking for all signed petitions to be turned in by this coming Thursday, April 7.

Alberta Darling (R)
District: River Hills
Organizer/s: Committee to Recall Darling
Signatures needed: 20,343
Deadline: May 2
Status: Fox Point Patch reports organizers said they already had "several 1,000" signatures as of March 11.

Glenn Grothman (R)
District: West Bend
Organizer/s: Committee to Recall Grothman
Signatures needed: 20,061
Deadline: May 2
Status: Unknown, some activity on website and Facebook. Grothman told the Port Washington Patch: "I am up for election next year, and I think it's unfortunate some people want to spend thousands of dollars having an early election…I am going to have to start raising money aggressively to deal with this threat."

Sheila Harsdorf (R)
District: River Hills
Organizer/s: Committee to Recall Harsdorf
Signatures needed: 15,744
Deadline: May 2
Status: At the beginning of March, the River Falls Journal reports organizers had collected "several hundred" signatures.

Randy Hopper (R)
District: Fond du Lac
Organizer/s: Committee to Recall Hopper
Signatures needed: 15,269
Deadline: May 2
Status: Rumors suggest organizers already have enough signatures, but are looking for 20,000 or more before filing. Signatories include Hopper's estranged wife and household maid. The Oshkosh Northwestern reports that organizers are "double-checking" to verify signatures before filing.

Dan Kapanke (R)
District: LaCrosse
Organizer/s: Committee to Recall Kapanke
Signatures needed: 15,588
Deadline: May 2
Status: The Recall Kapanke committee filed 21,700 signatures with the Government Accountability Board on April 1.

Mary Lazich (R)
District: New Berlin
Organizer/s: Committee to Recall Lazich
Signatures needed: 20,973
Deadline: May 2
Status: Active effort on website and Facebook, numbers unknown.

Luther Olsen (R)
District: Ripon
Organizer/s: Committee to Recall Olsen
Signatures needed: 14,733
Deadline: May 2
Status: Active efforts on website and Facebook, numbers unknown.

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