Dems say no regrets about recall


State Democratic leaders say they have no regrets about the recall campaign against Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch that failed to remove the two Republicans from office.

Walker and Kleefisch won relatively easy victories Tuesday against their Democratic opponents, but state Democratic Party chairman Mike Tate says he has no regrets about initiating the recall.

Rashma Mchale says she worked very hard on getting out the vote for the recall. She says her only regret is the result of the election.

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Republicans and their supporters say the Walker win means good news for the state; Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson says Walker and Lt. Gov. Kleefisch are leaders who have set an admirable example for the rest of the nation.

The business group Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce says that thanks to Walker, Wisconsin now has a competitive advantage over states that didn’t make the same tough, but necessary choices to balance their budgets.