Candidates for governor campaign before recall primary

MILWAUKEE — Monday, May 7th marks the last day of campaigning before Tuesday’s recall primary. The end of the campaign trail has the major candidates for governor criss-crossing the state in an effort to sway voters.

Democratic candidate, Kathleen Falk, spoke to supporters at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee on Monday in an effort to reach out to the college voters.

Meanwhile, all the other gubernatorial candidates criss-crossed the state over the weekend to meet with voters.

Governor Scott Walker had a full schedule that took him from La Crosse to Eau Claire to Racine, where he visited campaign volunteers working in a phone bank. Walker said his goal is to drive voter turnout. “I’m going to ask for your vote on Tuesday, May 8th — because I have a primary,” Walker said. Walker faces protest candidate, Republican Arthur Kohl-Riggs in the primary.

Meantime, Tom Barrett, who leads in most polls for the Democratic nomination, visited a pancake breakfast in Racine. “Over this weekend, the key is to get out and meet people,” Barrett said. Barrett also made stops in Sheboygan and Kenosha on Monday.

The Marquette University Law School Poll released last week showed voters view “jobs” as the top issue in the campaign, and the two leading candidates seemed to be looking past the primary — and locking horns on that issue in a rematch of the 2010 election.

Kathleen Vinehout and Doug La Follette are also vying for the Democratic nomination – but the Marquette Poll showed Barrett with a commanding lead over all of them.

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