DE PERE, Wis (WSAU) One of Wisconsin’s biggest June Dairy Month breakfasts had a sign which read, “Please, no political solicitation.” But of course, Wisconsin’s biggest politicians wouldn’t be turned away. Governor Scott Walker and Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch were just a few of the big names at yesterday’s Brown County dairy breakfast near De Pere. Over 5,000 people chewed on cheese and the state of Wisconsin’s future after Tuesday’s recall elections.
Walker and his Democratic opponent Tom Barrett campaigned within a few yards of each other.
Barrett was again with retiring U-S Senator Herb Kohl. And one of the men who hope to replace Kohl, Republican Tommy Thompson, was at the breakfast as well – along with U-S House Republican Reid Ribble. Thompson said Walker would win a “sizable victory” tomorrow, and it would energize Republicans going into the fall contests. Walker said he wondered why President Obama passed on visiting Wisconsin to campaign for Barrett, when he was in neighboring Minnesota last week. Barrett said he was satisfied with the support he got from the national party and former President Bill Clinton. And Barrett said the state’s massive energy would put him over the top.
Walker again cited economic accomplishments, and accused Barrett of having no plan. The candidates are criss-crossing the state one final time today.