Former President Bill Clinton energizes voters for Mary Burke in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Former President Bill Clinton is back on the campaign trail, and back on in Milwaukee -- this time stumping for Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke.

Sharing a stage with Burke on Friday, October 24th, former President Bill Clinton told Wisconsin voters, Mary Burke could lead the state to a better economy.

"If you look at who is best qualified to do that, this is not a hard decision," said Clinton.

Clinton said the Wisconsin race is drawing national scrutiny.

"The whole country is watching this race because her opponent got a lot of headlines the last four years all related to conflict. She didn't make so many headlines the last four years all related to conflict. She didn't make so many headlines because in her business and her public service she's all about cooperation," Clinton said.

The former president never mentioned Scott Walker by name, but Burke did.

"Governor Walker says we don't have a jobs problem -- he's wrong. He's dead wrong," said Burke.

Walker says Clinton brings star power, but star power isn't on the ballot.

"In the end it's going to be my name and hers on the ballot. I don't think people are going to cast their ballot by who is here.  What I think it shows is they're really focusing on Madison and Milwaukee because that's where they need to turn the vote out," Walker said.

The governor spent the day campaigning in the Green Bay area, a region he feels is critical to his re-election.

"I think this area is going to help me make up for the votes that are going to come out of Madison. Madison voters are very much driven by anger over the things we've done over the last four years. We've got people here who love the reforms we've done. Traditionally, anger often outperforms love," said Walker.

But in Milwaukee, a crown of 900 people packed at Hyatt hotel ballroom.

"What you really have to do in this election is define what you think a governor is supposed to do. You're 50,000 jobs behind where the country now is. You had the slowest job growth rate in the Middle West, of ten states, and it doesn't make any sense," said Clinton.

The 42nd president of the United States, working the rope line and energizing voters, he is also trying to increase turnout in the city of Milwaukee.