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Gubernatorial candidates make final push before recall election

The recall election is just days away and both Governor Scott Walker and challenger Tom Barrett are touring the state, reaching out to voters.

Walker stopped in Wausau on Saturday. Meanwhile, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett hit the campaign trail in northwestern Wisconsin.

Two different campaigns with one goal: win on June 5th.

"People are sensing that the momentum has shifted dramatically in this race," Barrett told reporters in Chippewa Falls.

Walker and Barrett aren't slowing down. The latest poll shows Governor Walker with a narrow lead over Barrett, but Walker said that doesn't change a thing.

"We feel good, but in the end the only poll that matters is the one that's taken on Tuesday," Walker said.

A big topic at both candidate's stops on Saturday: jobs.

"That to me is what the priority of this Governor has to be and it hasn't been and that will be my priority," Barrett said.

"It's been proven that we've created more jobs in the state. they're desperately trying to focus on anything else because they realize everything they based the recall on just wasn't factual," Walker told reporters.

Both said they're confident, and will continue to reach out to voters until the polls close.

Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch also talked to voters at the republican party headquarters in Wausau. Her challenger, Mahlon Mitchell, helped unveil a new program to help former inmates re-enter the workforce.


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