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Photos: Walker Supporters Make Noise Outside Brookfield Square

About 100 people waved signs and shouted their support for Gov. Scott Walker Saturday.

Calling a recall election inevitable, about 100 supporters of Gov. Scott Walker rallied Saturday on Bluemound Road outside to energize their base with sign-waving, horn-honking and camaraderie.

"We're trying to get our own people motivated for the upcoming recall election," said Santo Ingrilli, who helped coordinate the

"It's going to happen; we've accepted that," Ingrilli said. "So let's get pumped for it and win it."

  • The rally occurred after the daylong in Milwaukee. See and .

There weren't any speakers at the event, but state Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) stood with her husband among the crowd as they waved their signs for oncoming cars. 

"We have to raise awareness that this election counts and what Walker is doing is working," Darling said.

Diane Quirk, a Brookfield resident, said she hoped the rally would motivate other Walker supporters to speak up and vote in the recall.

"It's kind of nice to know that there are others out there," said Quirk, who held a Walker sign beside her husband. "I feel by this recall, my vote is being disenfranchised."

Several attendees drove in from across southeastern Wisconsin for the rally, including Vicki and Ken Robinson who came from Lake Geneva.

"A lot of times we get complacent and think everyone else will vote," Vicki Robinson said. "They need to see people out here so they get encouraged to vote."

One apparent opponent stood with the crowd, walking among them with a "We stand with Walker" sign re-crafted to read, "We recalled Walker."

"They come to our events and heckle us," said Bradley Farris of New Berlin. "I came to show that I'm not afraid, and we are here. I'm not trying to get a rise out of people."

Some people chanted "shame" as Farris walked by or engaged him in debate, but for the most part he stood quietly on his own.

Organizers encouraged those present to volunteer afterward at the Waukesha Campaign Victory Center, at 1701 Pearl St., where volunteers have been conducting voter surveys by phone. 

James R Hoffa March 31, 2012 at 01:19 AM
Hmmm... Hoffa doesn't really know what happened here, but accepts Dirk G.'s explanation of such after the fact. After all, Hoffa isn't the kind of guy to make something out of nothing, as that tactic/strategy isn't in our playbook - such is owned by the left/recallers. Ciao!
James R Hoffa March 31, 2012 at 01:22 AM
@morninmist - And you don't? PLEASE!!!
morninmist March 31, 2012 at 01:31 AM
Hey hoffa You continue to cry about the GAB numbers but you forget the rules say that Walker should have challenged them. But, as is typical of the TeaGOP, you want the taxpayers to pay to some new count. ha ha.
James R Hoffa March 31, 2012 at 01:55 AM
@morninmist - I don't want the taxpayers to have to pay for any of your side's frivolous antics! Lest you forget, there's probably more legitimate taxpayers contributing far more to the government till on Walker's side than there is on yours! If your side wants to throw a fit, that's fine so long as it's done within the confines of the established rules - but you guys should have to pay for it! We elected Walker to govern, not challenge the validity of frivolous recall petition signatures! Try again.
morninmist March 31, 2012 at 08:26 PM
Walker and his Tea fiends do not govern. They just run all that is good about Wisconsin into the ground!! BTW-I deleted the first part because it is just more your hypocritical rant. ............. James R Hoffa 8:55 pm on Friday, March 30, 2012 @morninmist - ...We elected Walker to govern, not challenge the validity of frivolous recall petition signatures! Try again.

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