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Lieutenant Governor says recall vote will influence presidential race

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Posted: Friday, April 20, 2012 4:34 pm

(LA CROSSE) Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch is campaigning across the state. At a stop in LaCrosse Thursday (4/19), she said Wisconsin's recall elections will influence the presidential race.

Lieutenant Governor Kleefsich met with volunteers and supporters during a campaign stop at the LaCrosse County Republican Party headquarters. She was stressing the importance of not only her recall race, but also of Gov. Walker's.

While addressing the group, Kleefisch said the recall elections in June will help determine the presidential race in November. She said if the Republicans are defeated in the recalls, Democrats and their interest groups will gain momentum.

"They will use that to start to generate a wave of support across this country for President Obama's failed policies. We cannot have anything like that start in Wisconsin."

LaCrosse resident Jan Love volunteers weekly with the Republican Party. She agrees with the lieutenant governor, saying the recalls will set the tone for the presidential race. "If we lose here, this is going to be major and it's going to be felt by other states that would like to go ahead and try to do some of the things Wisconsin's doing, if we can succeed. All of that takes the big picture and we got to work at this."

Three Democrats, including one Republican protest candidate, will run in the lieutenant governor primary race in May.

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