Residents from Several Counties Rally for Walker, Wanggaard

Organized by the Racine TEA Party, a couple hundred people held up signs asking for drivers by to honk in support of the Governor and State Sen. Wanggaard.

Nancy Milholland, a coordinator for the Racine TEA Party, said her group organized a Feb. 19 rally for Governor Scott Walker and State Sen. Wanggaard because it was time.

"The recall supporters were out here all the time over the holidays trying to drum up support for petitions," she said. "Now it's our turn."

Through email and Facebook, the TEA Party asked supporters to come out to the corner of Highways 31 and 20 in Mount Pleasant from 1:30 to 2:30 pm on Sun., Feb. 19, 2012. About 200 supporters, many of them from counties outside Racine, held signs touting their support for Walker and Wanggaard.

Scott Kaskin from Genoa City in Kenosha County said he was never involved in politics, but it was time to walk the talk.

"I got tired of complaining and not doing anything," he admitted.

Wanggaard was also on-hand to greet citizens and said he appreciates the support from residents.

"It's great to know people are behind what we're doing in Madison," he told Patch. "But I'm willing to stand on my record because I know we're doing great work for the residents of the 21st District."

Wanggaard faces a recall election later this spring or summer against former Sen. John Lehman, whom Wanggaard defeated in Nov. 2010. Walker and Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch are also targeted. So far, there are at least two Democrats interested in running against Walker, but no one has announced they're running against Kleefisch.

morninmist February 22, 2012 at 09:31 PM
Be at the GAB office 9 am tomorrow for the filing. Spud Lovr @SpudLovr via @News3Jessica: WI Secretary of State Doug LaFollette to run for Gov in #WIRecall bit.ly/zeeqB4 #wiunion
morninmist February 22, 2012 at 09:42 PM
update Fiddler @cFidd #WIrecall MT @sbauerAP: Dem SoS Doug La Follette filing paperwork to explore run for gov, says it's premature to say he's def. in race 3:27 PM - 2
morninmist February 24, 2012 at 03:26 PM
The TEAGOP will needs lots of rah rah rallies to bring Van's sinking ship up!! https://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#drafts/135aff1292b3a6aa Van Wanggaard - Mining - "It's My Bill" 23 February 2012 .. Wanggaard began talking about the mining bill and how it would create jobs in Wisconsin. As you will see in the video, he seems to be very proud of his bill. It is around the 4 minute mark in the video, ..Wanggaard states that mining will be coming up very shortly. It was then he was asked this question from a member in the audience "Did you at all work with the sovereign nations when you were writing this bill?". ..Wanggaard replies "Sovereign, you mean the Indians?" Questioner:"The tribes". ..Wanggaard then replies "Absolutely". The Senator then recognizes the camera and points out the fact "And you are taping me I know". .. Wanggaard continues "We had several of the Indian tribes, the uh bad land, let’s see is it bad water?" The audience then interjects "Bad River". .. Wanggaard: "there you go, the Bad River tribe actually had a chat with me about it". The audience member injects again "Oh so they were in on the planning?" in which Van Wanggaard replied "oh well I don't know if they were in on the planning, I'm not on the mining commission". Then later in the volley of questions the senator was asked if he would vote for the bill, after a moment of dodging the question, Van Wanggaard tersely replies "Am I going to vote on it? It's my bill!"......
morninmist March 02, 2012 at 06:03 AM
Wanggaard wants special bills passed JUST FOR HIMSELF. HOW SPECIAL OF HIM!!--JUST LIKE HIS BOSS WALKER!! http://rootriversiren.blogspot.com/2012/03/wanggaard-needs-one-good-democrat.html?spref=tw Thursday, March 1, 2012 Wanggaard Needs One Good Democrat It's crunch time for Van Wanggaard and his bill to repeal the Milwaukee residency rule for police and firefighters...they invested quite a few dollars in his campaign and it's time to make good. The Milwaukee Police and Firefighter's have given Van $5,200 - $4,000 since January in return for a bill that will end the residency rule favored by area legislators, including Tom Barrett. Interestingly, Van's bill does not effect residency rules for other municipalities and it does not end the rule for other Milwaukee public employees. Why? Because they didn't give him any fucking money, that's why. So while Van has taken a strong stance against prohibitive and un-American residency requirements, he's only willing to fight for a select few...who happened to have written him a check. What an asshole. Back to the bill...Van doesn't have the votes in committee to pass the bill, so he plans to take it directly to the State Senate, but single-mom hater, Glenn Grothman will not vote in favor of it. That leaves Wanny needing one Democrat who is willing to vote in favor of a bill that preferentially treats one labor group over another with yet another special rule based on campaign dollars. Good luck with that.......
morninmist March 31, 2012 at 10:56 PM
The TeaGOP is a dead in WI and Walker will take Wanggaard with him!--to the unemployment line. Good pics of the protesters showing up for the Romney rally today. Solidarity Wisconsin ‏ @WIProud We have #WIunion out in force to #GiveMittShit #p2 http://lockerz.com/s/197417135 Romney stands with #Walker & out-of-state billionaires #WIunion #p2 http://lockerz.com/s/197417135 Romney hides behind his guards & away from the people #WIunion #GiveMittShit #p2 http://lockerz.com/s/197413103 And many of the protesters signs: http://lockerz.com/s/197416522 Flip-flopping is good for etch-a-sketches, bad for candidates #WIunion #p2 http://lockerz.com/s/197416863 #Romney loves John doe #WIunion #RecallWalker #p2 http://lockerz.com/s/197416522 Solidarity Wisconsin Solidarity Wisconsin ‏ @WIProud #Romney swept our jobs to China #WIunion #p2 http://lockerz.com/s/197416033 View photo 47m Solidarity Wisconsin Solidarity Wisconsin ‏ @WIProud Raging Grannies stand against #Romney #GiveMittShit #WIunion #p2 http://lockerz.com/s/197415472 #GOPfail Ryan is here #GiveMittShit #WIunion #p2 & The #Walker crowd makes their exit #WIunion #p2 http://lockerz.com/s/197420706 The #Walker crowd makes their exit #WIunion #p2 http://lockerz.com/s/197420706


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