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Statement Regarding Dismissal of Recall Lawsuits

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July 8, 2011

MADISON, WI – Kevin Kennedy, director and general counsel of the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, issued the following statement today in response to Judge Richard Niess’ decision to dismiss all nine recall-related lawsuits filed on behalf of both the Democratic and Republican incumbents seeking to block recall elections scheduled for July and August:

“I want to express my gratitude that the court upheld the well-thought-out decisions of the Government Accountability Board, which were backed up by the incredible hard work of the Board’s dedicated staff to ensure all the parties received fair consideration of their recall petitions and challenges.”

“Judge Niess’ decision means the recall primaries and elections scheduled for July 12, July 19, August 9 and August 16 will move forward, and the people of Wisconsin will get to exercise their constitutional right to participate in recall elections.”

For more information, contact: 

Reid Magney, public information officer, 608-267-7887