Tens of thousands attend Madison recall rallies
The Associated Press
Nick Montes reports from Madison.Photo: Video by tmj4.com
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A rally supporting efforts to recall Gov. Scott Walker has drawn tens of thousands of marchers to Madison.
Capitol police estimate 25,000 to 30,000 people marched through the cold drizzle Saturday.
Walker has been targeted by critics angry about his cuts to public education and the new limits he imposed on the collective-bargaining powers of public workers. When asked about the rally, a Walker spokesman told the Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/vokKjW ) that Walker's only focus is on job creation.
U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, was at the march. So was former Democratic U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, who appeared at a morning strategy session for volunteers. Although they chanted for him to run for governor, he reiterated that he'd stay out of the race.