LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) -- La Crosse County Democrats and Republicans say they're prepped and ready for round two of Scott Walker vs. Tom Barrett.
Barrett, the Democratic Mayor of Milwaukee, defeated former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk in La Crosse County's recall primary by roughly seven percentage points Tuesday night.
Barrett prevailed over Falk more comfortably in the statewide numbers – by approximately 24 percentage points.
Vicki Burke, the Chair of La Crosse County's Democratic Party, says she now expects area Democrats to unite behind Barrett.
"We're pleased to have Tom Barrett as our candidate. We'll be behind him," Burke says.
"Tomorrow is a day of action for us. We'll phone banking and just reminding people how important this election is," she adds.
Meanwhile Republican Governor Scott Walker crushed protest GOP candidate Arthur Kohl-Riggs, picking up 97 percent of the votes cast in the Republican primary.
Walker also picked up more votes state-wide than Falk and Barrett combined.
La Crosse County Republican Chair Julian Bradley says he's confident the Governor will prevail against Barrett June 5.
Walker previously defeated Barrett in the 2010 gubernatorial election by five percentage points statewide – although his victory margin in La Crosse County was just 113 votes.
"The governor had a plan, and the governor enacted his plan," Bradley says. "That plan was to balance a $3.6 billion budget deficit without raising taxes."
"The Democrats have had two years to come up with what their plan would be, and we're still waiting to hear one," he says.
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