DGA chairman talks about Wisconsin recall effort

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Democratic Governors Association says the organization will be committed to getting a Democrat elected governor in Wisconsin, if an effort to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker is successful.

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, the chairman of the DGA, said Monday at the National Press Club in Washington that if there’s a chance to replace “a narrow-minded, ideological and ineffective governor with a Democratic governor that gets things done, we’ll be in there with both feet.” But O’Malley says the DGA hasn’t discussed strategy yet.

The official recall effort is scheduled to begin at midnight with an electronic filing.

It is largely motivated by Walker and Republicans’ passing a law that effectively ended collective bargaining rights for public workers.