MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin Democrats brushed aside their failure to seize control of the state Senate through recall elections, instead insisting Wednesday that voters rejected the Republican vision for the state and country and vowing to press on with their plan to recall Gov. Scott Walker.

The Democrats took control of two of the six Republican-held Senate seats contested in Tuesday’s elections. Democratic Party officials said those two victories exposed the electorate’s anger at Walker and Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin and elsewhere who have shown little interest in political compromise.

But as the party faithful turn their attention to delivering their potentially pivotal state to President Obama in next year’s election, they may find it hard to maintain the momentum that has fueled their recall efforts to date. Voters might balk at more of the political turmoil that’s engulfed state politics and dominated the airwaves since Walker took office in January.

Walker wasted no time advancing his conservative agenda after becoming governor, and he refused to concede an inch on his signature law that stripped public workers of most collective bargaining rights, even after Senate Democrats fled the state to try to block the bill’s passage and angry protesters packed the Capitol for nearly a month.

He took a conciliatory tone, though, when asked about the recall election results, telling The Associated Press on Wednesday that he thinks voters want the two parties to cooperate more on creating jobs and improving the economy.

Walker said he planned to meet soon with leaders from both parties to discuss areas where they could collaborate — an idea met with skepticism from Assembly Democratic Minority Leader Peter Barca.

“It’s bipartisan action, not bipartisan rhetoric that people are looking for,” Barca said.

Two Democratic state senators face their own recall elections next week.