Groups Filing Signatures To Recall Wis. Gov.

By Salon Staff

Published January 17, 2012 9:27PM (EST)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he expects voters to stand by him in any recall election and will campaign on his record.

The Republican governor made the statement Tuesday in response to Democrats and others who filed petitions with what they say are more than 1 million signatures calling for his recall in an election that could come later this year.

Walker took office a year ago and quickly angered some in the state with aggressive moves that included effectively ending collective bargaining rights for nearly all public workers.

The governor defended his actions, saying they needed to be taken to help control government spending, balance the budget and hold the line on taxes.

Salon Staff

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