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Walker calls recall primary turnout for him 'good sign for June 5th'

Jay Sorgi

Walker calls recall primary turnout for him 'good sign for June 5th'

CREATED May. 9, 2012

MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said Wednesday that his supporters were galvanized to vote for him in a primary where he faced only a protest candidate.

"I think it's a good sign for June 5th, but we cannot let up," said Walker about the estimated 626,000 people who voted for him on Tuesday night.

Walker was a guest on Newsradio 620 WTMJ's "Midday with Charlie Sykes."

"This is how many people...who said 'I feel that passionately. I am so pumped up, sending a message,' "

Walker claimed there was no major effort to try to get voters out to support him in the primary against Arthur Kohl-Riggs, who garnered about three percent of the vote.

He also said that there was little media focus.

"It was seemingly, to the media at least, a meaningless primary." 

He told Sykes that people came up to him Tuesday, not knowing he was facing an opponent in the primary.

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