In an early Thursday morning press release, Michigan Rising says it's ending its effort to recall Republican Governor Rick Snyder. From the release:
"It has become abundantly clear that Michigan Rising was not going accomplish its goal of recalling Governor Snyder. The results in Wisconsin crystalized how difficult a task it is to recall a sitting governor, even when the unions and the Democratic Party play a significant role in the effort. To quote the words of Senator Ted Kennedy, `The work goes on. The cause endures. The hope still lives and the dream shall never die,´" said Communications Director Bruce Fealk.
The recall effort was well short of its benchmark to have 200,000 petition signatures by June 1."