Just as John Nichols hinted last night that enough signatures had been acquired to trigger a recall election for a second Republican, the CapTimes reports today that Senator Randy Hopper is that second Republican.
That forces two Republican senators to face a recall election. Senator Dan Kapanke was the first senator whose district gathered enough signatures to trigger a recall. The 8 Republican Senators are being recalled for voting to strip collective bargaining rights from Wisconsin workers. Two senators facing a recall election with just over half the allotted time to get signatures is quite amazing and shows just how strongly Wisconsin feels about workers' rights. The effort to collect enough signatures for Senators Darling and Cowles are thought to be not far behind.