OAK CREEK (WKOW) -- Gov. Scott Walker got some help on the campaign trail Tuesday from a fellow conservative Governor.
Gov. Chris Christie (R-New Jersey) was in Wisconsin urging Republicans to get the vote out for the June 5 recall election.
At KEI Landscaping in Oak Creek, Gov. Christie sang the praises of Gov. Walker in front of a very enthusiastic crowd of supporters.
"When tens of thousands of people crowded your statehouse, disrupted your government, and tried to scare Scott Walker, Scott Walker stood with you," said Gov. Christie to a loud round of applause.
While he didn't go as far with limiting collective bargaining rights, Gov. Christie did initiate a number of cuts and reforms to fix New Jersey's budget crisis in 2010.
Gov. Walker told the crowd that he has made the same type of cuts in Wisconsin and said they can work just like they did in New Jersey, if he stays in office.
"We can go back to the days when Jim Doyle was Governor, the same way we'd be going down if Tom Barrett or Kathleen Falk or any of the others would become governor of the state, the same days we had double digit tax increases, million dollar budget deficits," said Gov. Walker.
Gov. Walker's supporters told 27 News they were re-energized by the rally and want the rest of Wisconsin to take notice.
"I wish other people would start thinking about the future, instead of about focusing on what the present is and their gratification, think about what's good for their kids and grandkids," said Larry Godager of Oak Creek.
But those supporters know there is still a battle ahead, saying they expect a very close election on June 5.
"There are people who are feeling hurt about what Scott Walker did, who believe it was unfair," said Kate Watts of Whitefish Bay.
Gov. Walker will have to win a primary election on Tuesday, May 8 against a fake Republican before finding out just who his Democratic opponent will be in the general election.
OAK CREEK (WKOW) -- Gov. Scott Walker got some help campaigning from Republican Gov. Chris Christie (R-New Jersey) Tuesday.
A small, but energetic crowd of supporters cheered for Gov. Christie, who much like Gov. Walker, installed budget reforms in New Jersey, cutting billions of dollars from the budget there.
Christie stressed to the crowd that Wisconsin could become a model for conservative government across the nation if Gov. Walker stays in office.
Christie urged the supporters to get that message out over the next five weeks.
Walker faces a recall election on June 5. The Democratic gubernatorial candidates looking to challenge him face a primary election on May 8.
Capitol Bureau Chief Greg Neumann will be at the event in Oak Creek and will have live reports on 27 News at 5 and 6.
MADISON (WKOW) -- Governor Chris Christie (R-New Jersey) will join Governor Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) on two campaign stops Tuesday.
They will meet with Gov. Walker's supporters in Green Bay at 11:30 a.m. and in Oak Creek at 2:30 p.m.
The visit by Gov. Christie comes exactly one week before Gov. Walker will face a fake Republican, Arthur Kohl-Riggs, in a recall primary election.
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