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Wisconsin Governor Walker Receives Online Death Threat


Should we call it the “new” new tone?

A death threat against Governor Walker was removed from Facebook on Monday, almost three full days after it was initially posted. “Rather than recall him… Can we kill him instead? Just curious,” wrote Regan Cowan on the Recall Walker Kick Off Rally event page on Facebook Friday afternoon. When someone responded with “He’s signed a bill allowing conceal to carry IN the capitol [sic]… Someone just might get away with it!!!” Cowan then posted: “I’m game.”

The effort to recall Governor Scott Walker is underway and is highly-organized, with dozens of employees set to work out of more than 20 planned regional offices. The Democratic Party of Wisconsin laid out its initial plan to recall Governor Scott Walker at a volunteer training meeting in Madison last month. DPW is working with a coalition of labor groups under the United Wisconsin umbrella and has divided the state into eight regions and is prepared to have 44 field officers operating out of 22 offices.

During the Senate recall elections in August, state Democrats’ goal was to recall at least three Republican Senators. While they failed to achieve that objective, organizers hope to use the lessons learned from that effort to help them collect the more than half a million signatures needed to trigger a recall election of the Governor.

The death threat was posted on the Facebook page promoting a rally by We Are Wisconsin, the labor union mega PAC that spent more than $18 million on the State Senate recalls earlier this month. We Are Wisconsin is one of the groups helping to organize a Recall Kickoff Rally on Saturday November 19.

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