June 5 is the next milestone in the ongoing battle to remove anti-union Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin from his job.
On Thursday, a Wisconsin judge approved the June 5 recall election date, along with primaries for the recall to be held on May 8. Accompanying Walker on the ballot will be Republican Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and four republican state senators.
The recall elections were set in motion after We Are Wisconsin, a coalition of Democratic and labor groups, submitted to the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board petitions containing more than 1 million signatures.
It is believed that Republican State Sen. Pam Galloway, one the four state senators facing a recall, will resign before facing her recall election. This would leave the Wisconsin Senate evenly split between Republicans and Democrats. Galloway’s recall still will go ahead even though she no longer will be holding the seat.
A recall of Gov. Walker would mark just the third successful recall election of a governor in U.S. history.