Recall Elections Are Hot in Local Politics

Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 11:56 AM

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More mayors across America are finding their stays in office threatened as growing anti-tax and anti-government sentiment spurs an increase in recall elections,  The New York Times reports. While most of these mid-term removal campaigns fall short, they are becoming a more common feature of municipal politics.

recall, reelections, hot, politics“There seems to be a recall fever going on in this country,” said Tom Cochran of the United States Conference of Mayors.

With few votes left to count this week, Jim Suttle (pictured), the Democratic mayor of Omaha, Neb., appears to have narrowly survived a recall drive that arose after he raised local taxes. A tax hike recently cost the mayor of Livingston, Calif., his job when residents voted overwhelmingly to fire him in the middle of his first term.

Recalls have sprung up like mushrooms on the electoral map over the last two years. But mayors who raised taxes, cut services or were accused of corruption have mostly won their battles to remain seated in cities including Flint, Mich., Akron, Ohio, Chattanooga, Tenn., Kansas City, Mo., Portland, Ore. and North Pole, Alaska.



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