The race for Wisconsin governor is heating up in Walworth County, as incumbent Scott Walker urges local voters to help avoid “a drastic U-turn” in state government.
The Republican governor made a campaign stop Aug. 26 at the Walworth County Republican Party headquarters to address supporters and rally them to action.
“I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to go backwards,” Walker told a crowd of about 50 people. …
Some of those in attendance voiced confidence that Walker will capture his third term in November.
Supporter Rich Strohm of the town of Lyons said the incumbent should tout the potential benefits of the Foxconn economic development in Racine County and also his success at controlling taxes. …
Another supporter, Don Wiskowski of the town of Delavan, said Walker has kept his campaign promises to voters and just needs to “keep doing what he’s doing.”
“It’s going to be close,” Wiskowski said. “But we’re going to win.”
The crowd interrupted Walker with applause several times as he discussed the state’s economy, unemployment rate, public schools and efforts to help college graduates, the elderly and working families.