JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- At another visit to another small business Wednesday afternoon, Governor Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) expressed a quiet, but wary confidence about his chances in next Tuesday's recall election.
"We're not taking anything for granted," said Gov. Walker. "I'm gonna campaign hard all the way through 8 p.m. on Tuesday the 5th of June and we're not gonna let any vote go without making a case for it. So, I'm asking for peoples' vote here in Rock County and across the state."
A few hours before Gov. Walker made those remarks at Mid-State Equipment, challenger Tom Barrett got a warm reception at the Rock County Democratic Party headquarters.
Barrett immediately dismissed the new Marquette University poll results, which show him trailing Gov. Walker 52%-45%.
"I think they don't measure turnout and I believe for people in this state, its the intensity we have here," said Barrett. "I've been to Janesville many, many times. I was in Wisconsin Rapids yesterday, we never have seen crowds like we're seeing here."
Barrett proceeded to hammer on the Governor about new information regarding his legal defense fund that was put in place for the Milwaukee County John Doe investigation.
"Now he's transferred another $100,000, now we have $260,000 that we know our Governor has spent on criminal defense attorneys," said Barrett.
The Governor attacked right back, again citing the Milwaukee Police downplaying violent crime statistics under Barrett's watch as Mayor.
"The Mayor took credit throughout the primary and said the primary reason you should vote for him is because violent crime under his leadership has gone down. The (Milwaukee) Journal-Sentinel's investigative team pointed out that that is not factually true," said Gov. Walker.
But Barrett said Gov. Walker is painting an incomplete picture.
"You can't make up homicide numbers and the average number of homicides in Milwaukee has gone from 122 to the low 80s. You can't make up numbers on stolen vehicles, those numbers have gone down too," said Barrett.
JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) and his Democratic challenger Tom Barrett will both make stops in Janesville on Wednesday, just six days before the recall election.
Barrett will be there at 12:00 p.m. for an early vote rally at 111 W. Milwaukee Street, before ending his day at a rally outside the Majestic Theater in Madison at 6:00 p.m.
Gov. Walker will be in Janesville at 3:30 p.m. to visit Mid-State Equipment at 4323 E. US Highway 14.
Capitol Bureau Chief Greg Neumann will be at both events in Janesville and will have live reports on 27 News at 5 and 6.
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