The Wisconsin Democratic Party announced last week that the recall effort against Republican Gov. Scott Walker will launch on Nov. 15.

Backers need to gather more than 540,000 signatures on recall petitions within 60 days to force an election.

Democrats argue that Walker should be recalled because he did not tell voters during his 2010 campaign that he planned to strip most public unions of their collective bargaining rights. The GOP will counter that Walker succeeded in balancing the budget with few one-time fixes and has put in place measures that are improving the state’s economy and job picture.

Republicans lost two state Senate seats in recall elections this past summer while four Republicans and three Democrats held on to their seats.

The recall efforts stem from Walker’s move earlier this year to alter collective bargaining rights in a budget repair bill. That led to a Senate Democratic boycott that delayed a vote on the measures, which were eventually approved.

Republicans currently hold a 17-16 majority in the Senate and a majority in the Assembly.

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