MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Recall organizers are not saying how many people have signed petitions against Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch.
But Steven Potter of the State Democratic Party says the numbers are, “not far behind” the 507,000 signatures gathered as of last week in the effort to recall Governor Scott Walker.
Walker and Kleefisch ran on the same ticket a year ago, but officials say they can only be recalled separately.
Recall volunteer Al Guyant of Sun Prairie says most people know nothing about Kleefisch. And some recall volunteers say they’ve had smatterings of people sign petitions against Walker but not Kleefisch, saying they don’t know her well enough.
Kleefisch is a former Milwaukee TV news reporter, and she serves as the state’s “Jobs Ambassador” under the governor.
The Wisconsin State Journal followed some petitioners around last week – and they said one volunteer, Matthew Mita of McFarland, said Walker’s people don’t let Kleefisch talk much.
Actually, they do. She runs the governor’s Small Business Summits, and she’s made numerous appearances around Wisconsin representing Walker on jobs and other matters.