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