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UPDATE: Walker, Barrett volunteers campaign for candidates


DANE COUNTY (WKOW) -- Election officials expect record turnout for the recall election on June 5th, and many feel a big turnout could decide the race. Three days before the election, both campaigns are out reminding people to vote.

Volunteers working for Gov. Scott Walker's campaign know this final weekend could make or break the election. They're going door-to-door in Fitchburg, pushing for residents to show up at the polls.

"This election is going to be all about making sure folks know to go out and vote on June 5th, and vote for Governor Walker if they want to keep the state moving forward," says Evan Bradtke, a Walker supporter from Madison.

Of course, engaging voters is key for backers of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, too. Volunteers from Barrett's campaign are trying an active approach this weekend, by waving signs along Park Street in Madison.

"A lot of people get phone calls, they get mail, they get people knocking on doors, and this is just another way to send a message that make sure you get out and vote, and vote for Tom Barrett," says Bill Clingan, a Barrett supporter from Madison.

Volunteers from both sides say they're seeing a lot of support in the community, and if they can convince just one undecided voter, they say their efforts are worth it.


WISCONSIN (WKOW) – Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Tom Barrett are launching their final campaign push this weekend, as Tuesday's recall election approaches.

Walker began campaigning on Saturday by handing out yogurt and applesauce at the annual Rock County Dairy Breakfast on a farm just outside Janesville. 

The governor plans to spend the rest of the day visiting his campaign offices around the state, while Barrett tours northwestern Wisconsin.

As the candidates travel the state, their supporters here in Dane County are out in the community, encouraging people to get out and vote on Tuesday.

Tonight on 27 News at 6 and 10, Jennifer Kliese will tell us how supporters are spending their final campaign days.

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