Gerry Canavan

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Wisconsin, Unions, and Citizens United

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Really good segment from Rachel Maddow last night on the long-term strategy behind Scott Walker’s targeting of the right to organize.

School closings continue in Wisconsin. Governor says he won’t be “bullied.” Stay tuned: the next step is “recall everyone.”

Because the recall statute allows elected officials to serve for a full year before they are subject to recall, Walker himself is immune until January of 2012. Eight of Walker’s Republican allies in the state senate have served at least one year of their current term, however, and thus are eligible for a recall petition right now. If just three of these Republicans were to be replaced with Democrats, the state senate would flip to a Democratic-majority body. 

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