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Walker, Burke in central Wisconsin

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(WAOW) -- Gov. (R) Scott Walker and his democratic challenger, Mary Burke (D) visited central Wisconsin, Friday.

Burke stopped at a farm in Marshfield, and Walker visited companies in Schofield and Rhinelander.

Both candidates say they want to reach out to small businesses.

Governor Walker visited Wausau Supply in Schofield. He was with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who said Walker's plans would be better for our state's economy.

Walker says Wisconsin's economy has improved since he was elected into office. He says the unemployment rate in Wisconsin is lower than it has been in six years.

"We ranked fourth in the Midwest for private sector job creation. Not last as my opponent says. When you think about manufacturing, construction, I'm proud to say we rank fifth in the nation for new manufacturing jobs," said Walker.

Burke disagrees. At a campaign stop at a farm in Marshfield, she said she's the better choice for bringing jobs to Wisconsin.

"We have some really serious issues around growing our rural community. It certainly starts with jobs. The rural areas of the state are coming back at a much slower rate than the rest of the state. And as a state, we're coming back slower than the rest of the nation," said Burke.

Both candidates will be working hard through Election Day. They will make several more stops across the state before voters head to the polls on Tuesday.

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