Gov. Walker in Green Bay
Gov. Scott Walker is traveling the state to ramp up his campaign for the recall election. Video by nbc26.comvideo
GREEN BAY, WI – Gov. Scott Walker is traveling the state to ramp up his campaign for the recall election.
Walker made six stops around the state, including one in Green Bay at Services Plus. This all comes in response to the Democrats turning in their paperwork to the Government Accountability Board for the recall election.
Walker said his focus is moving Wisconsin forward, and he wants voters to look at the progress the state has made.
“What we did was certainly about the next generation, and not the next election,” said Walker. “We made the tough decisions."
He spoke briefly about his possible competition from the Democrats.
“Whether it's Tom Barrett or Kathleen Falk, really there's no big difference,” he said. “They're the ones being pushed by the out-of-state big government unions and that's what we're competing against.”
He added, no matter who he faces on June 5th, this is a historic time for the state.
“We’re going to have one of the most dramatic choices we've had in our lifetime in Wisconsin, and probably one of the clearest choices we've had this year in America come this year,” said Walker.
State Rep. André Jacque said he supports Gov. Walker, and also supports the tough stance the governor's taken on the budget and unemployment.
“He certainly had a bold vision,” said Jacque. “He touched the untouchable issues."
But he added that he’s not looking forward to the recall election.
“They managed to take advantage of the situation, to restart an election cycle when people are already pretty tired out,” he said.
This race is only the third gubernatorial recall election in U.S. history. Walker has only been in office for 18 months, and said he wants to finish out the term he was elected to.