The following is the statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate on the Government Accountability Board certifying recall elections against Scott Walker and Rebecca Kleefisch.

"Today, for the first time in Wisconsin history, a recall election was certified against a sitting governor.

"This is no great cause for celebration, mainly because the reasons for the recall are so grave.

"This is accountability in the style of Wisconsin. More than a million strong, we did not want to walk this path — we were brought onto it by Scott Walker and his radical excesses and reckless use of power.

"Wisconsin deserves an honest discussion about her future. Today's actions ensure that this judgment will now be in the hands of the people."