WAUSAU (WITI) -- With less than a week until Election Day, the candidates for governor are criss-crossing Wisconsin, making their "closing arguments" to the voters. On Friday, October 31st, Gov. Scott Walker was joined by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on a bus tour -- and Democratic challenger Mary Burke made stops in Madison, Marshfield and Green Bay.
Gov. Walker started his day in Sussex. From there he stopped in Hobart, then Wausau and Rhinelander. He met up with Gov. Christie in Wausau -- a man widely considered to be a presidential contender. He's also the highest-profile Walker supporter to visit Wisconsin. Gov. Christie says Gov. Walker's hard-fought reforms have been positive for the state's economy -- and he warned that Mary Burke was an unproven leader.
Burke has also had star power on the campaign trail. One week ago, President Bill Clinton appeared with her at a rally in Milwaukee -- and on Tuesday, President Obama told Milwaukee voters he viewed the Wisconsin election as critical.
When the president was in town, the race was considered to be a toss-up. But on Wednesday, the influential Marquette University Law School poll released a final survey that showed Gov. Walker with a seven-point lead among likely voters.