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  Kapanke challenges recall petition
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Last EditedHomegrown Democrat  Apr 16, 2011 04:40pm
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AuthorChris Hubbuch
News DateSaturday, April 16, 2011 06:05:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionLawyers for state Sen. Dan Kapanke say a petition demanding a recall election should be thrown out because of missing paperwork. The challenge, filed Friday afternoon, says recall organizer Pat Scheller never filed the required registration statement with the Government Accountability Board and that the board should dismiss the petition.

Graeme Zielinski, spokesman for the Wisconsin Democratic Party, called the challenge "perfunctory and desperate."

"There's nothing here. There's no merit to the challenge," he said. "For all the money that this guy has, you'd think he could get better lawyers."

Kapanke, a second-term Republican, did not return a phone message Friday evening.

Kapanke's attorneys also challenged more than 900 of the 22,975 signatures. They said some were from people who live outside of the district, were duplicates or were missing some element of the address.
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