Nancy Milholland, a coordinator for the Racine TEA Party, said her group organized a Feb. 19 rally for Governor Scott Walker and State Sen. Wanggaard because it was time.
"The recall supporters were out here all the time over the holidays trying to drum up support for petitions," she said. "Now it's our turn."
Through email and Facebook, the TEA Party asked supporters to come out to the corner of Highways 31 and 20 in Mount Pleasant from 1:30 to 2:30 pm on Sun., Feb. 19, 2012. About 200 supporters, many of them from counties outside Racine, held signs touting their support for Walker and Wanggaard.
Scott Kaskin from Genoa City in Kenosha County said he was never involved in politics, but it was time to walk the talk.
"I got tired of complaining and not doing anything," he admitted.
Wanggaard was also on-hand to greet citizens and said he appreciates the support from residents.
"It's great to know people are behind what we're doing in Madison," he told Patch. "But I'm willing to stand on my record because I know we're doing great work for the residents of the 21st District."
Wanggaard faces a recall election later this spring or summer against former Sen. John Lehman, whom Wanggaard defeated in Nov. 2010. Walker and Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch are also targeted. So far, there are at least two Democrats interested in running against Walker, but no one has announced they're running against Kleefisch.