Walker, Barrett campaign on final weekend before recall election
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EVANSVILLE - Republican Governor Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Tom Barrett are launching their final campaign push as the clock ticks toward Tuesday's recall election.
Walker began Saturday by handing out yogurt and applesauce at the annual Rock County Dairy Breakfast on a farm just outside Evansville. Some people shook his hand and thanked him for the job he's done, but many simply thanked him as he put yogurt on their plates and moved on.
Barrett spent his day touring northwestern Wisconsin.
Meanwhile, U.S. Representative Paul Ryan, a Janesville Republican, and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus appeared at a tea party rally in Caledonia, just outside Racine.
They told the crowd on Saturday that the recall amounts to a national election that will help build momentum against President Barack Obama in November. They urged people to fan out across their neighborhoods and convince voters to go to the polls.
Democrats pushed Walker and four other GOP officeholders into recalls after they passed a contentious plan to strip most public workers of nearly all their union rights.
The race between Walker and his Democratic challenger, Tom Barrett, has grown into a national referendum on organized labor.