First rally held for recall of Governor Walker

CREATED Oct. 25, 2011 - UPDATED: Oct. 25, 2011

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  • Lacey Crisp reports Video by wtmj.com

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  • Lacey Crisp reports Video by wtmj.com

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MADISON- The first big push to recall Governor Scott Walker kicked off Tuesday night. Several big names were in attendance, like Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk and for U.S. Representative David Obey.

In a matter of weeks liberal groups will be able to start gathering signatures to try to recall Governor Walker.

"It's an opportunity for people to express their support or non-support for Governor Walker," said Senator Jon Erpenbach.

"I know Governor Walker's reforms are working. Yes, our big labor unions are going to try to get the signatures to trigger a recall because they don't like the election results from November of 2010," said Representative Robin Vos.

This was the first rally held to organize the movement. Similar rallies will be held across the state this week.

"There will be some sort of training session involved when it comes to making sure people are following the letter of the law when it comes to circulation petitions to get the Governor recalled," Erpenbach said.

"It's very expensive. I can't believe at a time when people are so short of money they would want to spend millions of dollars having a recall next spring when they could wait until Scott Walker is up normally," said Senator Glenn Grothman.

While Democrats work to get the 540,000 signatures needed, they don't have a candidate to support just yet.

Erpenbach says he's considering a run. "I don't know. I think it's too early for anyone to say, yes, I'm definitely doing it because there are a lot of things to take into consideration."

"I would love to see Herb Kohl run. Herb Kohl is a beloved figure in Wisconsin right now. I think people would rally around him immediately," said Representative Peter Barca.

Organizers plan to start heading door to door with recall petitions on November 15th.