Recall Dunleavy campaign says it has collected over 18,000 signatures

The kickoff signature-gathering event for the Recall Dunleavy campaign in Anchorage at Cuddy Park on August 1.
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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The Recall Dunleavy says it has amassed 18,198 signatures after its first week of canvassing.

That's still about 10,000 short of the 28,489 signatures for the first hurdle in a recall petition, but Meda DeWitt said in a press release that there are still about 2,000 ballots that weren't included in the running total because they hadn't been received physically by the headquarters in Anchorage.

“In my experience, these can take up to a year to obtain signatures, and no such effort has ever been completed in less than three months. For the recall to have already obtained two-thirds of the necessary signatures in one week is absolutely historic,” said Scott Kendall, counsel to Recall Dunleavy who has worked on statewide ballot initiatives for the last decade. Kendall also served as Gov. Walker's chief of staff.

The campaign also says that it has raised over $25,000 in small donations from over 270 Alaskans.

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