Madison -- A conservative group says it's targeting one Democratic senator and one Republican for recall over the recent failure of mining legislation.
The group Citizens for Responsible Government Network said affiliated groups are moving ahead with possible recalls of Sen. Bob Jauch (D-Poplar) and Sen. Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center). The opposition of those two senators helped block Senate passage of mining legislation passed by the Assembly.
What a waste of time and energy. Recalling Jauch is about as likely as the lefty recall of Scott Fitzgerald, and beating Schultz in a GOP primary with a right-wing nut ensures a Dem pickup of the 17th Senate District unless the Dems run a candidate to the left of Che. The trends in that district over the last 20 years simply don't bode well for a hard-line conservative.