Thursday, May 5, 2011

UPDATE: WI recall news

Thanks to Working America, we have two updates from the effort to recall Wisconsin state senators who voted to strip workers of their collective bargaining rights: 

First, we have a candidate to run against Subsidy Sheila Harsdorf. Working America tells us:
...English and drama teacher Shelly Moore is the Democratic pick to take on Republican State Senator Sheila Harsdorf in the recall election in western Senate District 10. A 37 year-old drama and English teacher who has never run for office, Shelly isn’t a likely candidate. But she definitely has skin in the game: Shelley was laid off in January due to budget cuts, so she can make the case that she’s personally felt the effects of Walker’s policies.

Secondly, it looks like a signature was forged on a petition to recall Democrat (and union rights supporter) Robert Wirch. Again, from Working America:
(It's) the old “sign the dead guy’s name” trick:

Bill Pocan - father of state Rep. Mark Pocan - may have died long ago.

But that doesn’t mean he can’t sign the recall petition against state Sen. Bob Wirch of Kenosha.

Just check page 362 of the Wirch recall petition, and you will find the signature and address for Bill Pocan, also the father of Milwaukee County Judge William Pocan. The petition says Bill Pocan penned his support of the recall effort on March 3.
And get a load of this: the chairman of the effort to recall Wirch said the Democrats intentionally forged the signature. R-i-i-i-g-h-t.