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Walker, then Dems chairman to appear in Oconomowoc
OCONOMOWOC - Incumbent Republican Governor Scott Walker is traveling the state in an effort to drum up votes in the upcoming gubernatorial recall election.
The Democrats are following him.
Governor Walker was to appear Monday at Vic's Carpet and Flooring in Oconomowoc at 9:00 a.m. Monday.
Following his appearance, Wisconsin Democratic Party Chairman Mike Tate was to talk with reporters about a block away from the same location.
The back-to-back political events follow both candidates drumming up support in Northern Wisconsin over the weekend.
"What a great crowd!" uttered Gov. Walker as GOP members rallied around him during the party's state convention in Green Bay.
He renewed a pledge to create 250,000 jobs by 2015.
"We don't want to go backwards. We want to go forward. We want to go forward in this state, and that's exactly where we're going to go with your help!" he exclaimed during his speech in Green Bay.
Democratic candidate and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett hit the campaign trail in Northern Wisconsin, continuing his neighbor-to-neighbor tour in La Crosse and Eau Claire.
"Walker promised he would create 250,000 jobs. Instead he plunged our state into an ideological civil war with his divide and conquer assault on Wisconsin values. As a result, under Walker' watch, we lost more jobs than any other state in the country over the past year," claimed Barrett in a statement following Walker's convention appearance.
Walker was to make two more stops Monday, in Neenah at the Plexus Corporation and in Racine at Jensen Metal Products.