Posted Thursday, June 7, 2012 --- 7:30 a.m.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- A group seeking to recall Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says it's ending the effort following Gov. Scott Walker's victory in Wisconsin's recall election.
The group called Michigan Rising announced Thursday it would stop collecting signatures, noting that it was short of its goals. Instead, the group says it will focus on a long-term effort to form a progressive think tank, develop progressive leaders and support current progressive legislators.
The group says results in Wisconsin made it clear how difficult it would be to recall Snyder, a Republican.
A message was sent Thursday to a Snyder spokeswoman.
The Snyder administration has said it believes citizens will be more focused on recent economic and state budget improvements in Michigan than a recall effort.
No Michigan governor has ever been recalled from office.
Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.