Groups begin strategizing for possible Walker recallPlanning sessions are being held across the state to coordinate the recall of Gov. Scott Walker.
By: By Rich Kremer, Superior Telegram
Planning sessions are being held across the state to coordinate the recall of Gov. Scott Walker. A group called the Wisconsin Recall Task Force is strategizing the most opportune timing for a recall effort.
A handful of Democratic activists met at the University of Eau Claire Tuesday night to brainstorm the most effective way to launch a recall against the governor. Though press was not allowed in the meeting, the group shared documents that outlined pros and cons for beginning the recall process on Nov. 5, the soonest possible date or holding off. One reason listed for starting early is keeping up momentum from this summer's recall elections. One of the reasons for waiting is having extra time to raise money and organize.
Nan Lambert of River Falls was heavily involved in the failed recall effort against Republican state Sen. Sheila Harsdorf. She says no matter when a recall committee is filed or when the election happens there will be plenty of support for ousting the governor.
"The biggest question about a Walker recall is timing, when? When do we pull the trigger?” Lambert said. “Do we go with the soonest date possible? Do we wait and coordinate with other political election efforts? That's what I'm here to find out."
Nathan Timm is a representative of the Wisconsin Recall Task Force, which is holding eight of these recall planning meetings across the state over the next week and a half. He says they've learned from the past and there'll be a whole new approach to the Walker recall.
"Sometimes on the left we have been more impulsive than we have been thoughtful and this is an effort to try to balance that with maybe some more strategic thinking, some more thoughtful elements,” Timm said.
Timm says meeting goers are also making suggestions for candidates to run against the governor if an election is called.