Friday, June 8, 2012
Wisconsin: Talk begins on recall against sole Democratic winner, John Lehman
So much for the "we oppose recalls for ideological reasons." This is actually also a tradition in successful recalls -- immediate discussion on recalling the winner. Lehman would have to run in the new gerrymandered district, which is heavily Republican, so he would be at a distinct disadvantage. Lehman notes that the recall couldn't take place until he was in office for a year (I guess with delays it will push it to the end of the year, as he mentions). There will only be a year left on his term at that point, but despite his confidence, that's never stopped people from launching a recall before.