Martha Ryan puts in 10 hours a week to support Gov. Scott Walker.
She works the front desk at the Waukesha County Republican Party headquarters, answering phones, greeting visitors, and, when they’re in stock, handing out lawn signs that say, “Stand with Walker.”
Ryan also does a lot of listening.
“People want to vent their frustration,” she said. “I tell them, they’re preaching to the choir here.”
Mainly sidelined for two months as Walker’s opponents gathered hundreds of thousands of signatures in hopes of triggering a recall election, the Republican base now appears poised to demonstrate its support for the governor.
On Tuesday in Madison, recall petitions will be filed against Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and four Republican state senators.
Signatures were gathered by Democrats, labor groups and a grass-roots organization called United Wisconsin. They need 540,208 valid signatures to trigger recall elections against Walker and Kleefisch and lesser amounts to force elections against the four state sena tors, including Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau).