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Gubernatorial candidates campaign on eve of primary election


Wisconsin's historic recall election begins Tuesday as voters head to the polls in the recall primary. With such little time remaining, candidates for governor are making their final push.

Recent polls show Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is distancing himself from the pack. He spoke with supporters on Monday in Kenosha.

"I think the first question is, do the people in the state want this Scott Walker civil war to continue," said Barrett. And the answer to that, I believe, is no."

Meantime Kathleen Falk met with voters in Milwaukee.

Despite trailing Barrett in the polls, The former Dane County Executive says her jobs record proves she's the best candidate to oust Governor Scott Walker from office.

"We look to our moms alot, because she knows a firm hand but how to get people back together in a way they don't lose respect or dignity, " said Falk. "That's what I think our state needs and I'm eager do to that."

Two other candidates are also doing some 11th hour campaigning. State Senator Kathleen Vinehout and Secretary of State Doug La Follette. But poll numbers have them far behind the top two.

On the republican side, Governor Walker is facing a "placeholder" candidate in Tuesday's primary.
He told reporters on Sunday he believes voters will keep him in office. But it's up to the voters to decide if Gov. Walker will get a second chance.

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