The Americans for Prosperity (AFP) political bus tour group stopped at Lakefront Park at 9 a.m., where they spoke about the Scott Walker recall and to spread news about Wisconsin's budget.
“We are bringing the reforms of Wisconsin strait to the people,” said AFP state director of, Luke Hilgemann. “It’s one of the smaller events along the tour but definitely the enthusiasm and excitement that is coming from these people has been infections all across the state of Wisconsin.”
Among those who spoke was 30th assembly district representative Dean Knudson.
“It’s good to be here, and it’s an exciting time here in Wisconsin,” said Knudson. “We’ve had this huge $3.6 million budget deficit, which came about for a number of different reasons, and we came in with a giant challenge.”
About 30 people came to the event to show their support, including Brandon Lerch from Minnesota.
“I just thought that I would come out and show my support for this effort and for Scott Walker,” said Lerch. “I’m just really proud and impressed of what he has done. And I think that we have seen the kind of support that validates what he has done.”
Two protesters also showed up at the event, but left soon after the event started.
The next stops for the AFP bus tour are La Crosse this afternoon, Madison tonight, and Caledonia tomorrow morning.