Madison, Wis.(WHBL-Learfield) - Recall efforts have failed against two Wisconsin Democratic senators. Petitioners did not file signatures by a deadline of yesterday against Fred Risser of Madison and Lena Taylor of Milwaukee. That leaves 14 senators who could still face recall elections because of their actions involving the bill to limit collective bargaining by public employee unions. The Government Accountability Board is reviewing petitions for recall elections against eight senators – five Republicans and three Democrats. Organizers have until today to file petitions against Senate Democrat Spencer Coggs of Milwaukee. The two senators who escaped recall efforts are among the most secure members of the Senate. Both Risser and Taylor were unopposed when they ran for re-election in 2008 in heavily Democratic districts. Risser is the nation’s longest-serving lawmaker in his 55th year in office. Taylor has been in the Legislature for almost a decade.
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