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  Recall Petitions Filed Against GOP Sen. Olsen
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Last EditedHomegrown Democrat  Apr 18, 2011 06:43pm
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News DateMonday, April 18, 2011 05:30:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionMADISON, Wis. (WTAQ) - Wisconsin Democrats filed recall petitions Monday against the third of eight GOP state senators they’re targeting.

Ann Schmidt of rural Wautoma started the drive against Republican Luther Olsen of Ripon. She submitted 24,000 signatures, over 9,000 more than the minimum number required to order a recall election.

Olsen is from a heavily-Republican district. But Schmidt said the bill aimed at limiting public union bargaining powers was a “tipping point” among residents. She also said the GOP is, “breaking the backs” of the lower and middle classes with tax breaks for the wealthy.
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