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Posted on Tue, May 29, 2012 : 4:34 p.m.

Rick Snyder recall effort opens signing locations; hopes for boost from Wisconsin effort

By Cindy Heflin

Those working for the recall of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder hope to get a boost from the recall vote in Wisconsin against Gov. Scott Walker, the Huffington Post reported.


Rick Snyder

“A lot is riding on the recall elections in Wisconsin on June 5,” Bruce Fealk, communications director for the recall effort, said in a news release. “If Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch are successfully recalled, it will give the Michigan effort a (shot) in the arm."

Michigan Rising, the Super PAC that is running the recall campaign, said Tuesday it had distributed more than 50,000 petitions and set up eight stationary signing locations, including one in Ypsilanti. Others are in Traverse City, Frankfort, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Mt. Pleasant, Allegan County, St. Clair and Macomb County. The address of each can be found on the organization’s website.

Michigan Rising will also have a booth at the Motor City Pridefest at Hart Plaza in Detroit this weekend.

The recall petition language was filed in Washtenaw County because it is Snyder’s county of residence. A similar recall effort failed last year when it failed to collect enough signatures.

The Huffington Post noted that though Snyder has struggled with low approval ratings, his popularity now appears to be on the rise.

The governor has said he expects the recall effort will fail because the people of Michigan understand that he is making tough but necessary choices.



Wed, May 30, 2012 : 2:30 a.m.

If you aren't happy with someone being elected, just make sure you vote and get other fellow lazy Americans to vote against him in the next election. It's your fault that you couldn't get your views across in 2010 to get people to vote against Rick Snyder.


Wed, May 30, 2012 : 1:13 a.m.

It's definitely a necessary choice to violate the constitution, isn't it Rick? Recall Snyder!!


Wed, May 30, 2012 : 12:40 a.m.

You all don't read the news enough I can think of a few ways snyder cost "Bear" 30%


Wed, May 30, 2012 : 1:46 a.m.

You can think of a few? You just can't seem to articulate them huh?


Wed, May 30, 2012 : 12:47 a.m.

And they are ?


Tue, May 29, 2012 : 11:55 p.m.

The only reason the Recallers are so virulently anti-Snyder is because of racism! Straight up! ...... oh wait. Nevermind


Tue, May 29, 2012 : 11:06 p.m.

Keep thinking about that poor lonely soul at vets park looking for signatures. LOL

Unusual Suspect

Wed, May 30, 2012 : 11:59 a.m.

I've seen that guy, too. I get a good chuckle eery time I see him. I wonder if he's gone up to the corner to ask the tai chi guy for a signature.


Tue, May 29, 2012 : 10:49 p.m.

Keep wasting your time. He'll be through with his term by the time the union cronies in charge of this ever succeed.

Ron Granger

Tue, May 29, 2012 : 10:36 p.m.

This is the governor who will not accept that the legislature turned down the bill to build his buddy's a bridge. He now wants to go around the legislature, regardless of the will of the people and their elected representatives.


Wed, May 30, 2012 : 3:09 a.m.

Ron, you're on the wrong side of the bridge argument. Ypsiveteran is right. We don't want Maroun to continue his stranglehold and Gov. Snyder is just about he only one standing up to him.


Wed, May 30, 2012 : 1:19 a.m.

No, Ron Granger, what he won't accept is that a private citizen, Matty Moroun, can be allowed to buy himself an entire state legislature. The "will of the people" has not been heard, or even asked for, as this matter has not been offered for public vote. Matty Moroun wants to maintain his personal stranglehold on international commerce. This can not be allowed to continue. In the past, he owned everyone who had a say in the matter. Now, he hasn't been able to buy our governor, and he's not happy about it.


Tue, May 29, 2012 : 10:49 p.m.

how so ? he's rich so he can buy the stupid people off right ? just like you said is being done in Wisconsin correct ?

Stephen Landes

Tue, May 29, 2012 : 10:07 p.m.

The "recallers" should not hold their breath. I recent;y drove through from Kenosha to Wausau, to Marinette, and saw lots of Scott Walker signs and but two recall signs. I covered a good bit of the State and listened to local radio the whole trip. I watched local news on TV on two nights in Wisconsin hotels. Virtually no recall ads or discussion. Whatever you hear outside of Wisconsin from the "main stream media" is overblown hype. I don't believe there is any chance Scott Walker will be recalled.

Ron Granger

Tue, May 29, 2012 : 10:34 p.m.

That is because Republicans are outspending Democrats 3:1 in the Walker recall. Money drives elections. And not enough money is being spent to oust Walker.

Michigan Man

Tue, May 29, 2012 : 9:57 p.m.

I thought this matter had been put to bed? Just shocking how silly/misguided the recall crowd looks. Now if the recall stooges have nothing better to do why not volunteer for public service and repairs the streets in Ann Arbor?


Tue, May 29, 2012 : 9:08 p.m.

It is one thing to disagree with Gov. Snyder's policies, or to dislike or differ from his views. If any of those are the case, vote against him when he is up for reelection. But a recall implies that he has somehow been derelict or deceitful or specifically subverted the will of the -- wait, majority -- who elected him. This is a waste of time and money in the making, and subverts, rather than advances, good political discussion and debate.


Tue, May 29, 2012 : 9:20 p.m.

Like washington politics if the unions and democrats don't get it above the counter in a legitmate manner they go under under the table..chicago rules no holds barred...


Tue, May 29, 2012 : 8:55 p.m.

It looks like Governor Walker is going to win by a pretty big margin in Wisconsin on June 5th since the DNC has pulled its money out!


Tue, May 29, 2012 : 8:52 p.m.

People will keep him as Governor because he is "tough but necessary choices." I've not seen any necessary or tough choices. I've seen some easy ones, like the giveaway to corporations that aren't creating new jobs and the paying for it on the backs of seniors and the working poor. This Boneheaded Governor cost me 30% of my personal income last year. I will definitely be voting against him and anybody who stands with him.


Wed, May 30, 2012 : 5:09 a.m.

JUst wait till next year when Obamanomics gets rid of the tax breaks for 2013, then you'll be paying 45%.


Tue, May 29, 2012 : 11:04 p.m.

I seriously doubt HE cost you 30% of your income! If he did you must be one of the 1 per centers! We are waiting for you to back up your wild claims!

Stephen Landes

Tue, May 29, 2012 : 10:10 p.m.

If the GOV cost you 30% of your income I can't imagine what you're talking about. If you're retired the fist $40k of your pension is exempt and the tax above and beyond that is 4.35%. Just what EXACTLY are you writing about? You really can't make such a ludicrous claim without providing some background data.


Tue, May 29, 2012 : 9:25 p.m.

Hey I didn't thumbs you


Tue, May 29, 2012 : 9:16 p.m.

Could you site the " giveaway to corporations "? and how did you loose 30% because of Snyder ?.Not arguing just asking