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Group suspends effort to recall Wis. senator

Madison (AP) — A committee working to recall a northern Wisconsin senator has suspended its efforts.

Shirl LaBarre of Hayward registered a committee to recall Sen. Bob Jauch, D-Poplar, to punish him for opposing a bill that would have jumpstarted an iron mine south of Ashland.

The committee has until Friday to collect the 15,720 signatures it would need to force Jauch into an election. Citizens for Responsible Government Network, which works to elect conservative candidates, has been helping the committee.

The group issued a statement on the committee’s behalf last Friday saying the recall has been suspended. CRG Network Field Operations Director Orville Seymer said people were focused on recalls involving Republican Gov. Scott Walker and volunteers were spread thin.

He said the effort could resume this summer.

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