On Monday, March 19, Shirl LaBarre of Hayward, WI and Dan Curran of Dodgeville, WI filed recall papers against Senator Bob Jauch (D-Poplar) and started an exploratory committee for the recall of Senator Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center). In the statement of intent on the Jauch recall papers, LaBarre wrote:
“Senator Jauch voted against a Mining Bill SB/488/AB426 which would of (sic) brought 100’s if not thousands of jobs to the northland and state of Wisconsin. He refused to listen to the majority of his constituents instead
votingbowing to political pressure and special interest.”
Joining LaBarre and Curran was Orville Seymer, Field Operations Director for Citizens for Responsible Government (CRG) Network. He stood in the background, watching as Curran and LaBarre spoke to the press. When asked what his role in this was, he told me he was with the CRG Network, pronouncing it “serg.” He went on to say that CRG helps groups interested in starting recalls. According to Seymer, the CRG Network has started thirty recalls in the past ten years, not all of which were successful. When asked if he supported any of the other current Wisconsin recalls, he said no.