The group trying to recall Governor Rick Snyder, Michigan Rising, says it’s giving up. They released a statement today (Thursday) saying the failed effort to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker shows just how hard it is to remove a governor mid-term.
It’s actually even tougher in Michigan to get a recall question on the ballot than it is in Wisconsin. Michigan Rising had already failed once before to gather enough signatures to prompt a recall question. The group says it’s not hitting the benchmarks it needs to succeed in this petition drive.
Governor Snyder has said he’s not been focused on efforts to remove him, but he did have a short, happy answer when he was asked about the recall campaign hanging it up.
“Well that’s nice…” Snyder said.
Leaders of Michigan Rising say they will now turn their attention to creating a liberal research group to counter the influence of conservative think tanks.