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Mary Burke will not join President Obama in Waukesha Thursday


MADISON (WKOW) -- A spokesperson for Mary Burke says the Democratic gubernatorial candidate will not appear with President Barack Obama when he speaks at General Electric in Waukesha on Thursday.

Joe Zepecki, Press Secretary for the Burke campaign, says the former Trek Executive and Wisconsin Secretary of Commerce has a "full day scheduled in western Wisconsin Thursday and will not be able to join the President during his visit to Wisconsin."

According to a Marquette University Law Poll released Monday, President Obama's popularity in Wisconsin has waned in recent months.  His job approval rating fell from 49% in October to 44% in this most recent poll, conducted Jan. 20-23.

The Burke campaign has not indicated the President's sagging poll numbers had any impact on the her decision to skip his visit to Wisconsin.

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