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Recall Election: Walker, Barrett Campaign Before Election

UPDATED Monday, June 4, 2012 --- 2:05 p.m.

By SCOTT BAUER
Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The battle over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's agenda has attracted millions of dollars from out of state, campaign volunteers from across the country and months of concentrated attention from the two major political parties.

But on Tuesday, the only voices that matter will be those of voters deciding whether to keep Walker or fire him and hand his job to the Milwaukee mayor. After an intense year in the national spotlight, both sides are preparing for a razor-thin margin.

Polls show Walker with a small lead over Democrat Tom Barrett.

Walker is only the third governor in U.S. history to face a recall vote. The other two lost, most recently California Gov. Gray Davis in 2003.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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Posted Monday, June 4, 2012 --- 9:05 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett are making a last push to sway voters before Tuesday's recall election.

Walker was starting his day at a plastics plant in a Madison suburb before campaigning in West Salem, Eau Claire, Stevens Point and Green Bay. He planned to wrap up his day with a rally in Milwaukee.

Barrett was spending most of his day in western and northern Wisconsin.

His day began with a planned stop at a coffee shop in La Crosse before going to River Falls, Rhinelander and Portage before finishing with a rally at a United Auto Workers union hall in Kenosha.

Polls show a tight race as Walker tries to become the first governor in U.S. history to survive a recall vote.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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