Vinehout and Falk Visit Green Bay
Kathleen Vinehout and Kathleen Falk were the guests of honor at the Brown County Democratic Party meeting on Thursday evening. Both took the opportunity to speak out about their plans to move the state forward. Video by nbc26.comvideo
Green Bay, WI - Kathleen Vinehout and Kathleen Falk were the guests of honor at the Brown County Democratic Party meeting on Thursday evening. Both took the opportunity to speak out about their plans to move the state forward.
Former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk says moving forward with a recall election is the right step for Wisconsin.
"This historic number of signatures shows that people want a change. Governor Walker was not honest with us voters, his extreme agenda is not Wisconsin values," said Falk.
She and State Senator Kathleen Vinehout drew a crowd at Green Bay's downtown library Thursday. Vinehout says Governor Walker's current policies just aren't working.
"It's amazing how much energy is surrounding Wisconsin. I've never seen it. Everywhere I go - in the rural areas, in the republican areas, in the democratic areas, in the urban areas - people are engaged. They're paying attention. they want to take their government back," said Vinehout.
The G.A.B. says there are 900,938 valid signatures on the petition to recall Governor Scott Walker. Officials say each and every signature was checked and re-checked by humans, not computers.
"After all the hoopla about people signing petitions multiple times, there were only about 4,000 duplicates on Governor Walker's petitions, and 4,263 on the Lieutenant Governor's," said G.A.B. Spokesman Reid Magney.
In a statement to NBC26, the Republican group Friends of Scott Walker said, "Governor Walker looks forward to contrasting his record of laying the foundation for a more successful Wisconsin while moving the state forward against the democrats' failed policies."
But some say Walker's promises are too little, too late.
"His way has not worked, and that's why he's being recalled," Falk said.
Both candidates say they'll spend the next several weeks touring the state and sharing their ideas for a better Wisconsin.