Jauch recall effort suspended

CREATED May 11, 2012

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  • Robert Jauch accused Republicans of offering amendments to the child-care fraud bill that were unnecessary and offensive and questioned the motivation of the Republicans who did so. Image by Michael Sears

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A committee working to recall a northern Wisconsin senator has suspended its efforts.
Shirl LaBarre of Hayward registered a committee to recall Sen. Bob Jauch, a Poplar Democrat, to punish him for opposing a bill that would have jumpstarted an iron mine south of Ashland.
The committee has until May 18 to collect the 15,720 signatures it would need to force Jauch into an election. Citizens for Responsible Government Network, which works to elect conservative candidates, has been helping the committee.
The group issued a statement on the committee's behalf Friday saying the recall has been suspended. CRG Network Field Operations Director Orville Seymer says people are focused on recalls involving Republican Gov. Scott Walker and volunteers are spread thin.
He says the effort could resume later this summer.