GREEN BAY — With two days until the primary recall election, candidates have spent the weekend campaigning heavily across the state.
At the Outagamie County Republican Office in Appleton, volunteers making calls to remind people to vote received a visit from Governor Scott Walker.
"A lot of folks have the attention on the Democratic primary, so we're reminding them that there is a Republican primary, and that I'm here in the Fox Valley and around the state, asking for people's votes,” said Walker.
In statements to supporters, Walker seemed to be zeroing in his attacks on Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, the Democratic primary candidate leading in recent polls. Barrett campaigned in the Milwaukee area Sunday.
“Unemployment has skyrocketed in Milwaukee under Mayor Tom Barrett. It’s now at 10.4 percent,” said Walker.
Democratic primary candidate Kathleen Falk campaigned at Green Bay's Bay Beach Sunday afternoon. A recent poll shows Falk trails Barrett by 17 percent. But she says don't count her out.
"He should be better-known. He ran for governor a year and a half ago. He fell short, but he's well-known, but that's why you campaign,” said Falk.
Falk says her record on job creation, along with the backing of unions, will help her clinch the Democratic ticket.
"It's what will take to beat Scott Walker. It's a grassroots movement of organizations, and they have, almost every one of them, endorsed my campaign. That's who is out doing the lit drops and phone banking, and that's what it'll take on Tuesday,” said Falk.
Candidates say though they must get through the primary election first, they're also focused on the general recall election, to be held in less than a month on June 5th.
Republican candidate Arthur Kohl-Riggs also made an appearance in Appleton Sunday evening.
State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, a Democratic candidate, was at a get out the vote event in the Madison area.
Secretary of State Doug La Follette, who is also running as a Democrat, did not have any campaign events Sunday according to his website.
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