Locally, the recall of state Sen. Terry Moulton is proceeding. Moulton (R-Chippewa Falls) was elected to the state Senate in November 2010, after having served two terms in the state Assembly.
Kristen Dexter, who defeated Moulton for an Assembly seat in 2008, is now the chairperson of the Eau Claire County Democratic Party. Dexter said Monday that 8,900 signatures have been collected in the effort to recall Moulton.
Dexter said that amounts to 59 percent of the signatures needed in less than two weeks since the effort was launched. As with Gov. Walker, recall supporters have until Jan. 17 to force a recall for Moulton, who is one of four state senators facing possible recall elections in 2012.