Even though they failed to unseat Governor Walker in a historic recall election Tuesday, Democratic Party of Wisconsin chairman Mike Tate still believes the attempt was the right thing to do. Tate says “some things are worth fighting for; some things are worth losing over.”
Tate says the issues in play in the recall, such as the rights of workers and women, are things he would happily fight for every day.
Democrats poured an enormous amount of resources into the recall effort, with armies of volunteers working to mobilize voters and drum up support for nominee Tom Barrett. Tate does not believe the loss will discourage future involvement in Democratic campaigns and people will not give up on the fight. He says the movement was never about one candidate or election, and the conversation will continue.
Even though Walker won on Tuesday, Tate says the entire experience should be a wakeup call to work together with Democrats instead of shutting them out of the process.
AUDIO: Andrew Beckett reports (1:04)