Battle Royale Brewing in Wisconsin
Democrats needed to collect 540,208 signatures to trigger a gubernatorial recall election against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R). On Tuesday, they announced they had far exceeded that number, collecting more than one million signatures.
Tuesday was the deadline for recall organizers, led by the group United Wisconsin, to turn in their petitions. The number collected is 185 percent of the signatures required to force a recall election. Organizers also collected enough to trigger a recalls of the lieutenant governor and four Republican state senators.
While Democrats were announcing the results of their efforts in Wisconsin, Walker was on the East Coast. He has a New York City fundraiser scheduled that costs at least $2,500 per person to attend.
Here’s more on that fundraiser Walker attended today:
Tuesday’s Walker fundraiser, first reported by the New York Daily News, is hosted by no less than Hank Greenberg, the former CEO of American International Group, the global insurance corporation that needed $150 billion in bailout funds in 2008 and 2009 from the Treasury Department and Federal Reserve.
Here’s a copy of the invitation:
And this is how Fox is portraying the whole thing — from a Walker-as-victim perspective, of course:
Walker is owned by the Koch Brothers (and now, apparently, by I-love-Socialism-as-long-as-it-means-bailouts-for-the-rich-Maurice Greenberg (as in the above)) so this is going to be a vicious battle between the 1%ers who pay to put stooges in office who will do their bidding, and the rest of us.
Entry filed under: 2010 Election, Corporatocracy, Democrats, Including Blue Dogs & "Liberals", Republicans, Including Wingers & "Moderates". Tags: american international group, koch brothers, maurice greenberg.