The problem apparently is not limited to Wirch.
A group which filed recall petitions against Democratic Senator David Hansen has filed for a temporary restraining order, as reported by JSOnline:
A man who headed a recall effort against state Sen. Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay) is seeking a temporary restraining order to stop the state Democratic Party from harassing people who signed or circulated petitions to recall Hansen.
David Vander Leest, the representative of the Recall Dave Hansen committee, filed his request for a TRO in Brown County on Monday. A hearing was set for May 16.
Vander Leest said some people who signed the petition have gotten as many as 10 calls from people seeking to see if they were misled into signing the petitions.
Democratic Party spokesman Graeme Zielinski didn’t return a call seeking comment, but he told WisPolitics.com that the filing was a “joke,” and denied the calls were harassing. He said the party hired a firm to call those who signed the petitions because of concerns signatures were collected fraudulently, and the calls cease once someone answers to respond.
The TRO application is mostly symbolic, because the damage is done and the TRO hearing will not take place until May 16. Nonetheless, it does show how desperate Democrats in Wisconsin have become after the heady days when they thought Kloppenburg would win the Supreme Court nomination and Judge Sumi threw a monkey wrench into the legislative process.
Democrats must be very frustrated, because Republicans have managed to file sufficient recall petitions against three Democrats.
While Democrats sought to recall eight Republicans, two of those efforts failed with the deadlines passing yesterday. That reduces to six the number of Republicans subject to recall efforts.
Also, a University of Wisconsin Professor also was caught trying to get his students in class to sign a recall petition against a Republican (listen to his classroom antics here). The University is taking “corrective action.”
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