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Monday, March 19, 2012

 11:12 AM 

Recall effort against Jauch officially underway

Members of Citizens for Responsible Government officially filed paperwork today to start a recall petition drive against Sen. Bob Jauch, D-Poplar, over his vote against the GOP-version of the iron mining bill.

The paperwork was filed by Shirl LaBarre, most recently known for her 2010 run for the 74th Assembly district seat, which she lost to Janet Bewley, D-Ashland. LaBarre said that Jauch did not listen to his constituents and that residents "have had it."

"Throughout this process, we have heard Sen. Jauch say, 'I am for responsible mining', while all along he meant 'I am for no mining in Wisconsin,'" Labarre said. "The political rhetoric spewed by Sen. Jauch is surpassed by no one."

At the same time, retiree and Iowa County CRG member Dan Curran filed paperwork to explore a recall against Sen. Dale Schultz, R-Richland Center, over his mining vote.

-- By Jason Smathers


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