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Organizers behind Walker recall drive say they have 507,000 signatures

That puts them more than 90 percent of the way to triggering a historic recall election in Wisconsin. Organizers say they're hoping to collect 720,277 signatures by the January deadline, which would be enough to withstand challenges by Gov. Walker's campaign staff.
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That puts them more than 90 percent of the way to triggering a historic recall election in Wisconsin. Organizers say they're hoping to collect 720,277 signatures by the January deadline, which would be enough to withstand challenges by Gov. Walker's campaign staff.

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