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Democrats unite behind Barrett for Governor

MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Barely 12 hours after beating Kathleen Falk, Kathleen Vinehout and Doug La Follette in the Democratic primary for Governor, Tom Barrett joined hands with them in front of his Milwaukee home in show of party unity.

"There are a lot of good ideas that the other three candidates have put forth and you bet I'm gonna steal those ideas," said Barrett. 

One idea the Democrats all share is that they have to continue to hit Governor Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) where he's most vulnerable, in the area of job creation.

"He knows he cannot defend his record," said Barrett.  "He knows that the State of Wisconsin in 2011, under his leadership, lost more jobs than any other state in this country." 

"That's why we will all do everything we can, every single day for the next 28 days, til we recall Governor Walker," added Kathleen Falk.

The Democrats may now be unified, but they still have to get out the vote. 

That process is already underway.

"We have a schedule of events, that phone banks and door to door canvasses are happening all over the state and I believe Tom is going to one and Mahlon Mitchell is attending another," said Mike Tate, Chairman of the Democratic Part of Wisconsin.  "We will have hundreds and hundreds of people all over the state, this evening and every day from here on out."

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin will train volunteers on how to canvass for votes, much like they did when they showed people how to collect signatures for the recall petition.

"We as a campaign and as a party are gonna be focused like a laser beam on making sure those people who took a chance on Scott Walker in 2010, but now really regret it, that they get out and cast their votes for Tom Barrett on June 5," said Tate.

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