Scott recall on again, poll shows him winning

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for a recall effort against state Rep. Paul Scott to continue, The Detroit News reported, meaning the issue will remain on the Nov. 8 ballot.

The high court overturned an earlier injunction issued by an appeals court to halt the recall, The News reported.

Rep. Scott, R-Grand Blanc, is chairman of the House Education Committee. Recall organizers say he should lose his seat because he supported cuts to K-12 school funding and teacher tenure reform and voted in favor of a new system of taxing pensions, according to a separate report in The Grand Rapids Press. 

The Michigan Education Association has financed the recall with a $25,000 donation, The Press reported.

A poll conducted earlier this month showed Rep. Scott winning 50.3 to 42.8 percent, Bill Ballenger, editor of Inside Michigan Politics, told The News. Ballenger commissioned the poll, which had a 6 percent margin of error.


The Detroit News, “Court: State Rep. Scott recall vote will go on,” Oct. 21, 2011

The Grand Rapids Press, “Rep Paul Scott, recall organizers gear up for home stretch as Supreme Court puts recall back on Nov. 8 ballot,” Oct. 21, 2011


Michigan Capitol Confidential, “Recall Battlefield Report: Michigan Chamber Taking on ‘Greedy Teachers Union,’” Sept. 16, 2011