Recall This and Recall That

Email date: 4/5/12

In this update:
1. Recalls take center stage again
2. Presidential candidate to headline WDC’s annual member meeting

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Recalls take center stage again
The recalls are on. And the Democracy Campaign is updating the Recall 2012 feature on our website almost daily to keep track of the money in these elections. A lot of the money is flowing in from outside Wisconsin, something that is making news everywhere from Milwaukee Public Radio to the New York Times.

Democracy Campaign director Mike McCabe was a panelist in a forum last week in Milwaukee on “Recalls: Wisconsin’s Hot Politics.” That same subject also is an unavoidable topic of conversation at events all across the state, like the recent meeting of a group called Rebuild the Dream in Waunakee. The local newspaper was there to cover Mike’s presentation.

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Presidential candidate to headline WDC’s annual member meeting
Former Louisiana governor and congressman Buddy Roemer will be the keynote speaker at the Democracy Campaign’s annual membership meeting on May 2 at the Monona Terrace conference center in Madison.

Roemer launched a campaign for the Republican nomination for president, becoming the only candidate for the White House who has been elected governor of a state and elected to congress. He recently suspended his bid for the GOP nomination and is now running as an independent.

Appearing on The Daily Show, Roemer told host Jon Stewart, “You can’t tackle the jobs problem, the budget problem, the tax problem...without tackling the first problem – money in politics. It is corrupt. It is institutionally corrupt.”

Roemer made an appearance last month in Washington with disgraced former super lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who went to prison for his influence peddling excesses, to speak out against corruption in the nation’s capital.