La Crosse, WI (WXOW)-- Governor Walker visited the Republican headquarters on Copeland Avenue and thanked supporters who have been phone banking there for months.
Walker pointed out what he calls the success of his policies. Among those, a 6.8 percent unemployment rate, Wisconsin's lowest since 2008.
The governor also talked jobs. A federal report released last week shows Wisconsin was worst in the nation in creating jobs from March of 2011 until March 2012. Walker says that's a result of the political unrest we've seen across Wisconsin in the last year.
"I think in March, April and May last year, part of that was because of what was happening at the Capitol," Walker said. "Which is exactly what my opponents want to repeat again. They want to have that same debate and rehash that same argument. I think that would only take us backward in terms of job loss. We're now seeing that things have settled down and the reforms have had time to work."
The governor said 15,000 jobs have been created since the beginning of this year, showing a new trend.
He also responded to a democratic criticism against him. Democrats argue Walker has received too much campaign funding from out-of-state donors.
"I think there is too much out of state money and that's the tens of millions of dollars in opposition to us. And that's why we've had to more than make up for that," Walker said. "76 percent of the donations we filed in our last report, people gave less than $50. So, it's overwhelming grassroots support. We wouldn't have to spend a penny in state or out, if it wasn't for the special interest groups spending money on the protests and on the recall."
Walker says part of his campaign mission this weekend is to encourage supporters to vote in the recall primary Tuesday. Walker is being challenged on the republican primary ballot.
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