National reaction pours in after Walker's recall win
WAUSAU (WAOW) -
People across the country closely watched the recall election in Wisconsin. Now, a day later, reaction is pouring in.
Praise has been plentiful for Gov. Scott Walker after his win in the recall election.
Walker handily defeated Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) says that means something.
"They've taken some bold action in Wisconsin and Wisconsinites clearly support it," said Boehner.
Other national Republicans have also shouted praise for the governor.
"Should we limit the government spending to what we can afford? Yes or no? I mean, that's what Scott Walker did, and he led on that issue," said Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee.
Democrats are also responding. President Obama's campaign director in Wisconsin, Tripp Wellde, acknowledged this isn't the outcome they wanted. But, in a statement, Wellde said, "Hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites from all walks of life took a stand against the politics of division and against the flood of secret and corporate money spent on behalf of Scott Walker."
The Obama campaign also said it plans to build on the grassroots effort in this election leading up to November.