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GOP leaders make final push for Wisconsin Gov. Walker

CALEDONIA, WI -- Top Republicans were out in full force Saturday morning with just three days to go before the all-important recall election in the Badger State, stumping for incumbent Republican Gov. Scott Walker. 

“This is an election that will send shock waves throughout America. It is a momentum maker or a momentum breaker. The stakes are as high as they ever could be,” Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) proclaimed as he spoke before the Tea Party crowd of a couple thousand. 

The Wisconsin Congressman, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, and even current Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch all echoed the same message this morning at the local park: The whole country is watching the state’s election on Tuesday. 


“What happens on Tuesday is something that the entire country is watching because after we elect, again, Scott Walker and kick off this recall election and boot it to the curb, we are going to take the next step,” Priebus said. “If we win on Tuesday and we turn Wisconsin red in November, it's lights out for Barack Obama.” 

Priebus, the former Wisconsin GOP chairman, continues to reiterate that when voters take to the polls on his home state June 5th, it will be a referendum on the Democratic Party.

 “We are going to chart the course on Tuesday for the rest of the country and we are going to take back America. We are going to support Scott Walker and then we are going to fire Barack Obama,” he said. 

Bill Clinton stumps for Barrett

Ryan and Priebus are just two of the most recent nationally known politicians to campaign on behalf of Gov. Walker leading up to the recall. Both South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came to Wisconsin recently while former President Bill Clinton and DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz have all come on behalf of Democratic challenger and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. 

Recent polls show Walker ahead of Barrett but it remains a tight race and the outcome could all come down to turnout.

“Everybody pray hard, work hard, call everybody you know and on Wednesday morning let's wake up and say ‘we took our state back,’” Rep. Ryan said as he wrapped up his remarks. “Then on to November 6th and take our nation back.”