POPLAR - The Citizens for Responsible Government Network announced they will put efforts towards Governor Scott Walkers re-election instead.
"We just won't turn the signatures in," Citizens for Responsible Government Network Field Operations Director Orville Seymer said.
The CRG Network stopped their recall effort against Senator Bob Jauch in its tracks.
"The focus now will be re-electing Gov. Walker and Lt. Kleefisch."
CRG will not disclose how many of the 15,000 signatures they need to recall Jauch.
"We're close," said Seymer. "More than halfway."
Seymer says the suspended recall is not a result of not getting enough petitions.
With Gov. Walker hitting the campaign trail, they believe time and efforts to recall Jauch will be slim.
"There's only soo many volunteers, there's only soo much time that people have,” said Seymer. "Like I said before, people are tired and burned out."
Senator Jauch says the recall suspension is not about focusing on Walkers re-election
"Simple fact is that this group couldn't get the signatures,” Senator Bob Jauch (D-Poplar) said. "Couldn't get near the signatures."
He says they failed to collect enough signatures because they're simply out of touch.
"A Milwaukee based radical group that can't find its way around northern Wisconsin, even with a road map,” said Jauch. "Their extreme policies are simply not at all closely aligned with the citizens of northern Wisconsin.
CRG says they will definitely start another recall against Poplar’s senator.
"It should be fairly easy to get the same people to sign again."
"They couldn't get it done the first time, they're sure as heck not gonna get it done the second time," said Jauch.The only way to stop the next recall CRG says, is for Jauch to pass the mining bill.
"Calling on the governor and have a special session and vote yes," said Seymer.
The group says it plans to do that after the recall election between Walker and Tom Barrett is over.
The group says it started the recall after Jauch refused to pass the mining bill.
They say that resulted in thousands of promising jobs and millions of economic impact lost.