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Candidates reach out to central Wisconsin


(WAOW) -- Election Day is coming up. Candidates for office are kicking their campaigns into high gear and visiting areas around central Wisconsin.

Candidates for Wisconsin governor and for the 7th congressional district are reaching out to communities in hopes of pulling in more votes.

Governor Scott Walker (R) and his challenger, Mary Burke (D), made stops on Saturday. Walker visited Minocqua, and Burke stopped in Wausau.

They're using these last few days to go beyond the ads and personally reach out to people.

"It's good to be out here in a coffee shop early in the morning in Minocqua, but it's also about talking to voters person-to-person. Getting beyond the ads," said Walker.

"We have thousands of volunteers across the state that are going door-to-door to talk with people," explained Burke.

Both candidates are confident in winning the election, but they say the race will be tight.

"I feel great about the thousands of volunteers that we have across the state here who are turning out going door-to-door. Making sure people understand how important it is to get out and vote," said Burke.

"Wisconsin is much better off than it was four years ago and it will be better off four years from now if we stay on course with our plan. I think part of the reason why the trending of the polls are going our way, is people see past the attack ads," explained Walker.

7th congressional district Representative Sean Duffy (R) and his challenger, Kelly Westlund (D), are also reaching out to central Wisconsin communities.

"Now as we go through this last push on the Lumberjack Express, it's about making sure people are energized to go to the polls and have their voices heard on Tuesday," said Duffy.

"We have hundreds of volunteers that have signed up for shifts. And we're just going out and meeting as many voters as we can in the meantime and reminding people how important it is to show up on Tuesday and cast their ballot," said Westlund.

Westlund says she feels good about Election Day.

"I'm so excited. We're so prepared for this. We've been working for this for almost a year now," Westlund said.

And Duffy says he doesn't want to be over-confident.

"I feel pretty good, but you never take anyone's vote for granted and that's why I've been touring all over for the last two days and I have another two days ahead of me," he said.

All four candidates say they will be working hard up until Election Day. They say, they have many more stops and many more voters to meet.

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