New ads and a push for your vote: Candidates for governor hit the pavement

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The race for governor tied -- and big-name help on the way. Both candidates for Wisconsin governor spent Wednesday, October 22nd criss-crossing the state and talking to voters.

Gov. Scott Walker was endorsed on Wednesday by the Milwaukee Police and Fire unions -- and said if he were elected to a second term, new labor restructions would be off the table.

"Any discussion of reopening Act 10 for any reason, as well as right-to-work and issues like that, would take our eye off the focus of the economic and fiscal issues here," said Gov. Walker

Gov. Walker campaigned in Milwaukee, Hudson and Eau Claire -- and outlined the biggest challenge in his re-election campaign.

"Sometimes voters need to be reminded that this truly is my first re-election. Normally when an incumbent's up for re-election you ask are you better off today than you were four years ago. I think the answer in this state's overwhelmingly yes," said Gov. Walker.

But the Burke campaign is aiming directly at that "four years" argument in a new ad released on Wednesday.

Burke was campaigning in western Wisconsin Wednesday.

"As governor, I want to prioritize affordable, higher education; make sure that getting that, getting those skills and that education that's needed to get that good-paying job is, that is affordable for working and middle-class families," said Burke.

Gov. Walker is touting the September labor statistics that show 8,400 new private sector jobs were created and the unemployment rate is down to 5.5 percent. Those are points he's making in a new ad hitting the airwaves Wednesday.

Mary Burke will be joined on the campaign trail by President Bill Clinton on Friday -- and President Barack Obama next Tuesday.

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