Wisc. Lt. Gov. Kleefisch urges voters not to sign ‘expensive’ recall petitions
“Signing a recall petition is like saying you’re O.K. with taking money away from those things and spending it on another special election,” she continues.
“Signing a recall petition is like saying you’re O.K with spending more months, and more millions, on political campaign ads. Signing a recall petition is like saying you’re O.K with the government taking more of your money to spend on other special election.”
Democrats need to collect 540,206 valid signatures in a 60-day period to force a recall election against Walker and Kleefisch.
The Democratic Party of Wisconsin filed a complaint against Kleefisch after she released the ad, claiming that it deliberately creates the impression it is being released by the office of lieutenant governor.
The ad ends with a logo that says, ” Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch Forward,” but was paid for by the group People For Rebecca. Wisconsin law requires that campaign communications make clear they are paid for by a candidate’s committee.
“Rebecca Kleefisch, like Scott Walker, has failed to focus on any other job than her own and appears content to deceive Wisconsin voters using the same tricks being played on our state by corporate patrons like the Koch Brothers,” Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate said Wednesday.