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Candidates amp up campaigning ahead of recall primary

Democratic gubernatorial candidates are making a final push before Tuesday's recall primary.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett made a stop in Stevens Point Saturday afternoon to meet with voters and talk about his plans for the state should he be elected Governor. 

"I will work, again, to get Wisconsin back on track because we can't have this situation like we've had in the last year where Wisconsin has lost more jobs than any other state in the entire country," Barrett said.

Former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk spent the day touting her experience and endorsements in western Wisconsin.

"You know it takes a big coalition to beat Scott Walker and his $25,000,000 and my campaign has that big coalition," she said.

Candidates also reached out to voters on Friday night in a televised debate. 

"Jobs, education, and a thriving community all go together and government has a very important role of providing those public services that the private sector needs," State Senator Kathleen Vinehout said.

Secretary of State Doug La Follette mentioned other ways to jump start the economy saying, "energy has been ignored in this big debate. If we go to energy systems like solar energy and conservation, that provides many, many jobs in Wisconsin. Good jobs."

Meanwhile, Governor Walker is reminding voters that he's also on the ballot Tuesday. 23-year-old Arthur Kohl-Riggs is running against him. At a media event in Wausau on Friday, he encouraged supporters to head to the polls.

"I'm trying to do what people elected me to do in the first place on November 2 of 2010," Walker said.

With little time remaining, candidates said they will continue to campaign until the polls close.


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