Race for Governor Picks Up as Elections Creep Closer


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Race for Governor Picks Up as Elections Creep Closer

By Raquel Lamal. CREATED Jul 26, 2014

 GREEN BAY, Wis.-  It's now the final 100 days heading in to the Governor's race and both parties are pushing hard for votes here in Northeast Wisconsin.

Governor Scott Walker spending the weekend riding across the state on a Harley.

"It's just a great way to get out and say hi to folks and talk about the difference, you know I'm proud to run on my record," said Governor Walker.

He says despite a recent Marquette Law School Poll that shows him and Mary Burke almost neck and neck for votes, he's not worried.

"I believe in the end independents, when they compare our record, one we're running on, to that of Mary Burke, I believe they'll ultimately go our way, but it's going to be close," explained Governor Walker.

Democratic candidate Mary Burke spent Saturday visiting fire stations in Northeast Wisconsin.

"As governor I want to support the great people in our community who are keeping us safe," said Burke.

She's discussing jobs while making campaign stops this weekend.  It's a topic many say is sure to have a big impact on the governor's race.

"As a business executive I know that we have to focus on jobs because right now under Scott Walker we're dead last in the Midwest," said Burke.

However, Governor Walker says he has created more jobs for Wisconsin than his opponent.

"The facts are clear, we created nearly twice as many jobs in our three years in office as the three years Mark Burke worked for Jim Doyle," said Governor Walker.

Both parties are pushing for votes hard in Northeast Wisconsin, but they explain crossing paths with each other isn't a bad thing.

"It doesn't effect my campaign.  We're certainly focused on making sure that I get around the state, 

Both sides are ramping up their campaign trails as we head closer to the November elections.