Posted Saturday, May 12, 2012 --- 9:15 a.m.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin state Sen. Alberta Darling is kicking off the state Republican Party convention by saying Gov. Scott Walker will survive a June 5 recall and continue what she calls the "Wisconsin revolution."
Republicans are gathering Saturday in Green Bay for their annual convention that is largely focused on the recalls targeting Walker and five others.
Darling survived a recall attempt last year. She calls all the Republicans who supported Walker's budget, including its collective bargaining restrictions, are heroes. She says their actions prevented massive layoffs.
The recalls were largely motivated by Walker's measure that effectively ended collective bargaining rights for public workers.
Walker and other Republicans are scheduled to speak later Saturday.
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