Governor Scott Walker struck a conciliatory tone after fighting off a recall effort to win Tuesday's election.
"Now is the time for us to come together," Walker told his supporters during Tuesday night's victory speech. "Tomorrow we are all Wisconsinites."
But coming together may be difficult for Wisconsinites who have been moving in different directions for much of the last year-and-a-half.
"It's gonna be a period of still some hard feelings," said Chuck Theobald, owner of a barber shop in Sauk City. "But I think if there's an effort on both sides they can eventually get together and work together."
We spoke with voters in Sauk City and Prairie du Sac on Wednesday, the day after the recall election. Many seemed relieved the recall effort was over.
"I think we were all getting tired of the phone calls every night listening to the candidates telling us the other was no good," said Jim Kelter, who co-owns the barber shop with Theobald.
And every one we spoke with today was prepared to move on, whether they supported Gov. Walker or Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in the recall election.
"I think the state will heal fine, if people get back to work," said Terry Ramaker, a small-business owner who supports Walker and believes he can help Wisconsin businesses.
"I hope Wisconsin can put down the yard signs and we can start working together," said Linda Mueller-Bouche, a teacher who supported Barrett and admitted to be being disheartened by last night's results."I think we have to become moderates in this state. Democrats have to reach out to Republicans. Republicans have to work with Democrats."