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(AP) Gov. Scott Walker says he has $2.6 million on hand to fight an effort to recall him from office. Walker reported Monday that he had that much cash on hand as of Jan. 17, the end of the current period covered by the report. That is the same day that organizers of the effort to recall him say they submitted more than 1 million signatures to force an election. They also submitted petitions to recall Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and four other Republican state senators. Walker released a statement about his report, but the actual filing was not yet posted. He had until midnight to file it. Walker says he raised $12 million since Jan. 1, 2011. He raised $2.5 million in the last three weeks of the year.
AP- The Democratic Party of Wisconsin is reporting that it raised nearly $400,000 since Dec. 10. The party was a leader in the circulation of petitions to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker and five others. Reports the party planned to file Tuesday with election regulators show that it raised $394,000 in the final five weeks of the recall campaign which ended Jan. 17. Over that same period, the state Republican Party reported raising about $243,000. Recall organizers say they turned in 1.9 million signatures against Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and four other Republican state senators. The process of verifying those signatures is ongoing.
Walker also plans on filing an update to his campaign fundraising since mid-December. His previous report showed he raised $5.1 million as of Dec. 10.
Local business owner and County Board Supervisor Bill Feehan announced today that he will form an exploratory committee, the early stage of a possible run for Wisconsin’s 32nd State Senate District. Feehan, who represents La Crosse’s 3rd District on the County Board, owns three local businesses with his wife Sue Kolve. He has also worked at Unilever Food Solutions for 16 years, most recently responsible for managing business with regional food service chains. Feehan is the current GOP chair for La Crosse County and serves on the county board of Health and the Criminal Justice Management Council. His website is www.feehanforsenate.com
Seems like it's early....but State Senator, Jennifer Shilling, may have some competition in the 32nd Senate District later this year.
That's La Crosse County GOP Chair, and County Board Supervisor, Bill Feehan. He said a change in leadership....growing the economy and getting people back to work are his driving forces. Feehan says he'll know in about a month whether he will become an official candidate for the 32nd.