Lori Compas hands in signatures to get name on Fitzgerald recall ballot

MADISON (AP) -- The woman who organized a recall effort against Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald turned in paperwork Monday, April 2nd, hoping to get her name on the ballot for the upcoming recall election against Fitzgerald.

Fort Atkinson photographer Lori Compas says she turned in more than 1,800 signatures to the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board. A minimum of 400 signatures is required for the nomination.

Democrats and their allies are trying to recall Fitzgerald, a Juneau Republican, three other GOP state senators, Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.The efforts were spurred largely by Walker's plan to strip public workers of their union right.

If another candidate comes forward in the recall election against Fitzgerald, a primary election will be held on May 8th.