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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 campaign stop in Stevens Point Saturday. He met with voters and talked about his plan to bring jobs to Wisconsin.

"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 touted 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 during 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 offered ideas on boosting Wisconsin's 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 Tuesday's primary ballot. 23-year-old Arthur Kohl-Riggs is running against him. At a media event on Friday, Walker 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," he said.

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

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