Big names come to Wisconsin to campaign in Governor's race
MILWAUKEE-In a Governor's race that is neck and neck according to the polls , sometimes it's not how but who can tip the scales.
Each candidate brought in some of their respective parties highest profile campaigners.
First Lady Michelle Obama told a crow at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee that democrat Mary Burke is the only candidate who cares about education and children.
\"If we all keep stepping up and bringing others along with us,\" Mrs. Obama began, \"then I know we can keep making that change we all believe in and elect Mary Burke as Governor of Wisconsin. And I know we can build a better future for our kids.\"
Clear across the state the highest profile moderate of the GOP, NJ Governor Chris Christie called incumbent Governor Scott Walker a personal friend and said Burke was a candidate who can't be trusted.
\"What really matters is the honesty and integrity of the person who is sitting behind that desk,\" Christie said while touring a manufacturing facility in Hudson. \"And it's disturbing to watch Mary Burke make the keystone of her economic plan which turns out not to be her economic plan at all.\"
Some political observers say sticking to these kinds of talking points won't sway the undecided voters who most believe are more critical than ever. So then why do that and with such high profile people?
\"I'm going to ask you to dig a little deeper,\" an animated Mary Burke declared to applause. \"The next 36 days we need to leave it all on the field.\"
And that about sums it up, they need to rally volunteers and get cash from known supporters.
Both candidates know that their celebrity visitors can do that very well.
\"We want to keep the power in the hands of the taxpayers going forward,\" said Governor Walker as Governor Christie nodded. \"So I really appreciate the support from Chris and others along the way.\"