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Obama’s political wing involved in Wisconsin Senate recalls

Madison (AP) — President Barack Obama’s political arm at the Democratic National Committee is getting involved in the Wisconsin state Senate recall elections.

Obama’s Organizing for America is pulling together volunteers in Madison this weekend to knock on doors and make phone calls in support of Democrats in eight recall elections.

The group sent an email Thursday night to supporters soliciting volunteers.

The group’s Wisconsin field director says Organizing for America will be providing support to volunteers working on the recall elections. Six Republicans and two Democrats face recall elections next month.

Obama’s group was also involved with helping to organize protests in Madison in February over Gov. Scott Walker’s collective bargaining proposal, which spurred the recalls.

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