Posted 11 years ago on Jan. 19, 2012, 9:11 a.m. EST by GirlFriday
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While the campaign to recall Scott Fitzgerald is but one of thirteen senate recalls initiated in 2011, it is the only one that has not been organized and financed by the Democratic Party. Conventional political wisdom had it that Fitzgerald was untouchable and a recall effort would be doomed. The Democrats and the affiliated United Wisconsin recall group wouldn’t put any resources into Fitzgerald’s recall.
The Recall Fitzgerald campaign focused on his unswerving loyalty to Scott Walker at the expense of his constituents, the open meetings law violation he committed when calling a vote on the Budget Repair Bill last spring without sufficient notice, and his role in legislative redistricting — a move that was shrouded in secrecy and carried out by high-priced lawyers who were awarded the job without going through a bidding process. http://www.progressive.org/woman_behind_recall_of_wis_sen_scott_fitzgerald.html