Tens of Thousands Rally To Recall Scott Walker

The ongoing effort to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker got a big boost over the weekend as tens of thousands gathered in Madison in the largest rally since the first push back against the Walker administration began in March.

Estimates place the crowd at between 25,000 to 30,000 people. U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate was part of the crowd while former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold spoke to volunteers during an early morning strategy session hosted by the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.

Gov. Walker’s administration brushed off the demonstration, claiming to be only focused on spurring job growth in the private sector. But ongoing reports of threats and intimidation aimed at recall supporters suggests otherwise. Anti-Walker activists reported death threats and stolen property over the week as the campaign formally launched.

Those threats come right behind reports of actions aimed at countering the recall drive, including violating election laws.

Citizens trying to recall the governor will have to collect a total of 540,208 signed petitions by January 17 in order to force a recall election. As of last week they had apparently gathered more than 105,000.

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Steven Brewer
Steven Brewer6 years ago

If nothing else Jeffy Weffy never gives up, Prosser had help from County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus, who always has had "problems" keeping track of election results so that the outcomes always comes out to favor the Republican candidates. Hmmm... Katherine Harris in FL in 2000, Ken Blackwell in Ohio in 2004 I think repukes would do anything to try to get a dynasty going... All sisx republican senators were from red districs the two that lost won there seats in the 2008 election when Obama took both districts. What the H*ll are "NOES"??? Did you go to school with Dan Quayle??? Oh well, Jeffy is still chasing the young ones, the one with you on that bike looks 15 or 16 at the most....

Gina P.
Regina P6 years ago

About time. He has gotten away with entirely too much - mostly on the backs of the poor and middle class!

Zeke Springer
Ezekiel Springer6 years ago

Walker engaged in typical Friedmanism once he got into office. Folks need to understand that the Republicans who are running for office these days are dyed in the wool Friedmanites. It's all about the glory of free market capitalism which eventually promotes greed, no government intervention of any kind which promotes corruption, the destruction of unions which promotes the destruction of the middle-class, privatization which promotes cronyism and school "choice" which destroys public education.

Republicans can talk jobs and balanced budgets all they want; it's not what they do once they get into office. The proof is in the pudding. It's been this way since 2000. Scott Walker is no different. But this time is different, Walker committed a tremendous overreach and the eyes of the people of both Wisconsin and America are wide-open. We didn't fall for his shell game.

Leah H.
Leah H6 years ago

He came to power promising jobs, not slash and burn politics. He is a despot and needs to be removed. His type should seek power in third world countries. Oh, wait, the people there aren't even putting up with the likes of him any more!

Camila K.
Kamila A6 years ago

He is history. A very sad testament to the stupidity of man.

Michael M.
Michael M6 years ago

Although I fully support the recall, just remember it was the state's own voters that sat on their collective assess in the first place that allowed this moron to come to power.

Joe R.
Joe R6 years ago

Yes!!! Sign on Wisconsin.

Diane L.
Diane L6 years ago

Good luck to the people of Wisconsin-hope it all works out to recall Walker. He can't even pronounce the State's name.....reminds us of Arnold. I would love to be able to sign the petitions but we live next door in MN

Patrick F.
Patrick f6 years ago

Jeffrey W. You could give him a job fighting hookers when he is recalled, not to worry your little head about it.

Patrick F.
Patrick f6 years ago

Go Wisconsin! get those petitions signed. You're 1/5 of the way there,keep it up.