Walker's hand-picked a replacement for Galloway's seat, by the way, namely state representative Jerry Petrowski, who's been basically a lemming in following the party line for every vote, as far as I can tell.
Shirl LaBarre, a local politician -- she's run as a Republican candidate for the state assembly three times but can't manage to win -- has filed recall papers against Senator Senator Bob Jauch (D-Poplar) because he voted against the mining bill that would have allowed that terrible open-pit mine in northwestern Wisconsin. (Story here
.) She's also the spokesperson for the local branch of a group called Citizens for Responsible Government. They specialize in recall efforts, which are apparently just fine when Republicans start them.
Anyway, there are two interesting things about this. First, her initial campaign for office emphasized jobs, taxes and protecting natural resources.
Second, her paperwork for the recall is full of errors, though the first one is by far the most amusing: "Senator Jauch voted against miming
bill SB/488/AB426 Which would of brought 100ís if not thousands of jobs to the northland and state of Wisconsin. He refused to listen to the majority of his constituents [and] instead bowed to political pressure and special interests." Emphasis mine. Because, you know, mimes need jobs, too.
Turns out the mining (or miming) company in question, Gogebic Taconite, gave nearly $40,000 to just four candidates, two of whom were Scott Walker and Shirl LaBarre.
And I happened across this, to perfectly sum up my feelings on Wisconsin politics right now: