Campaigns make last-minute push for votes prior to debate

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MILWAUKEE -- Gov. Scott Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett spent Friday, May 25th meeting and talking to voters -- prior to their first debate Friday evening.

Gov. Walker spent Friday in southwestern Wisconsin. He spoke to about 350 farmers in Cuba City.

"When you talk to farmers, like many of the farmers here today, most of whom pay most of their retirement and pension, or whatever they might have, and most pay for their health insurance, they think what we've done with the reforms is pretty reasonable," Gov. Walker said.

Mayor Barrett greeted voters at Friday prayer services at the Islamic Society. His campaign also released a new, internal poll showing in the past three days, the race is a dead heat, with Gov. Walker leading by only one percentage point.

"Once we're able to start getting their message out, we started seeing the numbers begin to move and we know this is going to be a very tight race. It will really hinge on who gets their voters out on June 5th," Barrett said.

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