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Efforts underway to recall state senators who voted against mining bill

CREATED Mar 19, 2012 - UPDATED: Mar 19, 2012

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  • State Senators Bob Jauch (D-Poplar), Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center).

MADISON - The failure of a mining-related bill to pass in the State Senate may lead to recall elections for two state senators.

Two individuals have filed recall papers against Poplar Democratic State Senator Bob Jauch and Richland Center Republican State Senator Dale Schultz.

Both senators voted against the bill.  It would have led the way to a mining company establishing a base in Jauch's district.

Shirl LaBarre of Hayward filed papers with state election officials on Monday authorizing her to start collecting recall signatures against Jauch.

Dan Curran of Dodgeville filed papers authorizing him to start a committee to explore recalling Schultz.

Already, four Republican State Senators face recall elections this spring.