Dairy farmers helped keep Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in office on Tuesday.
In a decisive victory over Democratic challenger Tom Barrett, Walker retained the governorship in a recall election.
Gov. Walker carried most of the rural counties, while Barrett garnered support in urban counties where the cities of Milwaukee and Madison are located. Some of the top dairy counties -- Marathon, Manitowoc, Clark and Brown -- went big for Walker. See county-by-county results here.
One prominent dairy group in the state, the Dairy Business Association, had endorsed Walker prior to the election. DBA is comprised of dairy producers, corporate and allied industry supporters.
Walker also received the endorsement of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation.
In March, Walker unveiled the 30x20 Initiative to grow the state’s dairy industry. Specifically, it calls for the state to increase its milk production by 15 percent ― to 30 billion pounds ― by the year 2020. To read more and see a video, click here.