Among the signatures may be those of Hopper’s former maid and his estranged wife. (Hopper is reportedly having an affair with a former staffer and now lives outside of his district.) His wife has even indicated that she will contribute to whomever runs against Hopper in a recall election.
Two recent polls have shown that Hopper is trailing a generic Democrat in a recall election. As many as six other GOP state senators could be recalled after their votes to support Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) anti-worker “budget” bill last month.