Thousands attend political rallies in Racine County

RACINE CO. — Tea Party organizers in Racine County say it is the largest rally they have ever organized.  An estimated 4,000 people showed up at Gorney Park in Caledonia Saturday, June 2nd ahead of Tuesday’s recall election.

Speakers included Congressman Paul Ryan, Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, and state Senator Van Wanggaard.  It was all in an effort to drum up support and excitement about the election.

“Let’s prove it.  It’s ours for the taking.  We can do this.  It’s ours for the taking,” Ryan told conservatives.

Down the road in Racine, Democrats scrambled to hold an impromptu rally after a couple hundred showed up for an organized canvass kick off.  Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin and recall candidate John Lehman were among the speakers.  

“We got this 50/50 district, a lot of intelligent, energized people and all going at it together,” Lehman said.

Both sides agree that the winners of Tuesday’s election will be those who are best at getting their supporters to the polls.  Democrats and Republicans say the interest in this election is unprecedented. 

“Getting them turned out — that is going to be the key here — getting people motivated. I think they are,” Wanggaard said.

CLICK HERE for more details and photo galleries via FOX6’s media partners at the Caledonia Patch.

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