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Gov. Walker, candidate Kohl-Riggs make stops in Wisconsin


Governor Scott Walker made a few stops across Wisconsin today, sharing news that tourism is up. He says in 2011, $16 billion dollars in tourism poured into our state.

That's up eight percent from the year before. Walker says that will hopefully keep up, going into the summer months.

The governor also reminded voters that he's on Tuesday's primary ballot, and he's encouraging his supporters to head to the polls.

"I'm trying to do what people elected me to do in the first place on Nov. 2 of 2010. That's why I'm out here today talking about tourism jobs, that's why we've been here consistently in the past talking about job creation and helping business," Walker said.

A republican hoping to challenge Gov. Scott Walker makes a stop in Eau Claire.

Aurther Kohl-Riggs is running against Gov. Walker, as a republican, in next Tuesday's recall election. Today, Kohl-Riggs stopped by the UW-Eau Claire campus today to meet with voters.

"The big difference is governing style. It has become apparent to me that Scott Walker thinks he knows what's best for the people of the state of Wisconsin. He has not allowed input, and has not accepted input, from the people who his policies are affecting," Kohl-Riggs said.

Kohl-Riggs says Gov. Walker abandoned the republican principle of being pro-labor rights by making changes to the collective bargaining.

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