UPDATE:Jauch recall effort led by Shirl LaBarre, friend of Gogebic Taconite

The Hayward resident leading the recall effort against State Senator Bob Jauch (D-Poplar) has run unsuccessfully as a Republican for the Assembly in 2006, 2008, and 2010. Shirl LaBarre is acting as spokesperson for the Northern Citizens for Responsible Government (CRG), a conservative group involved in recent Spring recall efforts against State Senate Democrats. LaBarre has also recently served as GOP County Chair in Sawyer County.

LaBarre states the reason for the recall effort as Senator Jauch “dragging his feet”, and being responsible for the slow progress of the Gogebic Taconite mine development in his district.

Most notable is the direct financial connection between LaBarre, and Gogebic Taconite. Three Executives from Gogebic gave the maximum individual contribution to an Assembly candidate in 2010 to Shirl LaBarre in a failed campaign. According to records at Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, the three contributed a combined $1,500 to LaBarre’s campaign for Assembly.

Badger Democracy will be posting an in-depth analysis of the bill, and the ties to ALEC, Koch Industries, and Wisconsin GOP leadership later this evening.

 

 

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  1. I have tried to communicate with Shirl Labarre, to have an actual intellectual exchange with her. She will not engage in dialog with me. I’ve tried to get her to see that actual jobs, real ones, existing in the here and now are precious and should be protected. I’m speaking of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin, the largest employer in Ashland County. I’d bet that they have plenty of employees in Iron County, too. They are totally against this mine. Thank God they have “status as a state” when it comes to Environmental Protection Agency rules. The other big jobs sector that is against the mine is the tourism industry. Lake Superior sport fishing would be adversely affected by the proposed GTAC mine. LABARRE GETS $$$ FROM GTAC. She, and they, are in the pocket of the big money boys, the Koch Brothers. We will stand behind Bob Jauch!!!

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