Walker Says He’s Not Deterred By Recall Efforts

Gov. Scott Walker said Monday he will not be deterred by efforts to get him recalled.

After thousands of protestors descended on the state Capitol this weekend, the governor spent the day touring the state and touting his job programs.

Most of his stops Monday were for bill signings, and Walker said any showings of support for his ouster this weekend were not on his mind.

At S&S Cycle in La Crosse on Monday, the governor signed two bills that came out of the special session on jobs.

The laws expand the definition of a “small business” to include those employing 250 people or fewer. They also widen loan programs so more people can apply for and get funding from the “small business loan program.”

Walker said both measures will create a better business climate in Wisconsin. He said that’s what voters should be looking at.

“Whether I’m judged in 2012 or 2014, people will judge me based on what I’ve done to help good people like at S&S Cycle create more jobs, not based on whether there’s protests or not,” Walker said.

Over the weekend thousands of protesters swarmed the Capitol square once again. United Wisconsin, the group leading the Walker recall effort, said it had already gathered more than 100,000 signatures for the effort.

Meanwhile, WisPolitics.com repeated that a liberal group will hit the airwaves with an ad this week, and that conservative groups have spent more than $1 million on other ads statewide.