It looks like Orville Seymer and the folks at CRG, in an attempt to intimidate Milwaukee County Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic into voting the way they think she ought to vote on the Milwaukee County budget, are threatening a recall of Sup. Dimitrijevic:

A potential recall effort against Milwaukee County Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic was announced Wednesday, hours before the County Board was to consider overriding vetoes to the 2011 budget by County Executive and Governor-elect Scott Walker.

The recall threat was prompted by Dimitrijevic’s support for increases in the new budget over the level proposed by Walker, said Orville Seymer, of Citizens for Responsible Government Network.

It’s worth noting Sup. Dimitrijevic has indicated she is considering a run for County Executive in the coming special election to replace Scott Walker, so it’s no surprise the folks at CRG – who’ve been happy to do Walker’s bidding since they helped him get elected County Executive – are threatening what’s likely to be yet another failed recall effort against a popular elected official in Sup. Dimitrijevic. I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if the real reason behind the threatened and likely to fail recall effort against Sup. Dimitrijevic is nothing more than an attempt to preemptively weaken her candidacy to the benefit of Scott Walker’s preferred successor, whoever that may be.

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7 Responses to CRG to attempt a recall of Sup. Dimitrijevic?

  1. John Foust says:

    They tried to recall Doyle? How’d that go? They tried to smear Capper? How’d that go?

  2. Jason Haas says:

    They might as well say, “Supervisor Dimitrijevic, your work will save the county hundreds of thousands of dollars over the long run. As our very special way to say thank you, we will now recall you.” This designed to intimidate. Instead, it will backfire.

  3. xoff says:

    I have not done the math myself, but I’m told Walker got 29% of the vote for governor in her district, so there is not much cause for alarm.

  4. Gaffer says:

    She has a better chance of getting a promotion than getting recalled. Nothing more than a political smear campaign.

  5. Jake formerly of the LP says:

    xoff- Sounds about right for Bay View. It’s become quite a destination area in town, which means it’s certainly NOT an area that would be conducive to the CRG crowd.

    Now, it does take 25% of a constituency that voted in the last election to recall an official. 25% of the voters in the last election is about 550,000 people in Wisconsin statewide. I think it’s doable around Spring 2012, don’t you?

  6. Zach says:

    Stacy Kaat, the woman who’s working with CRG on the threatened recall, also runs Liberty on the Rocks if I’m not mistaken, so it’s no surprise she’d have an axe to grind with Dimitrijevic.

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