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Walker: Recall issue extends beyond Wisconsin

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says his fight to stay in office is actually a referendum on big government.

Walker was among many A-list Republicans who spoke Friday at the National Rifle Association convention in St. Louis. He received the Harlon B. Carter Legislative Achievement Award, honoring him for signing concealed weapons and castle doctrine laws.

Walker is seen as a rising star in conservative politics, even as he faces a recall election on June 5. The recall effort was launched after Walker signed legislation to curb collective bargaining rights for most public workers.

He was clearly among friends at the NRA event, receiving long standing ovations before and after his speech.

Walker says the recall outcome will send a message to statehouses across the country and to Washington.

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