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Legal opinion sought on possible Walker recall

Gov. Scott Walker holds up a copy of the concealed-carry bill after signing it into law at the Grand Lodge in Rothschild on July 8. The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board is asking the attorney general to issue a legal opinion on whether a recall targeting the governor would also include the lieutenant governor. (AP Photo/The Wausau Daily Herald, Dan Young)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The board that oversees elections in Wisconsin is asking the attorney general to issue a legal opinion on whether a recall targeting the governor would also include the lieutenant governor.

Wisconsin Government Accountability Board director Kevin Kennedy said in a memo to the board that the agency believes a recall initiative against the governor would not include the lieutenant governor.

Democrats say they intend to seek a recall of Gov. Scott Walker next year. They have not targeted Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.

Kennedy said if Kleefisch is to be recalled, a separate petition must be circulated.

The GAB board was to discuss Kennedy’s request for a legal opinion at its meeting Monday.

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