MADISON, Wis. -

Gov. Scott Walker said if he survives Tuesday's recall election, his victory will send the message that voters really do want their politicians to make tough decisions.

The Republican governor met Sunday with about 100 campaign volunteers in Germantown, about 20 miles northwest of Milwaukee. Afterward he said voters are frustrated by leaders who don't keep their campaign promises, and his victory would prove that he's one leader who does.

Walker was joined by Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee. Priebus said Walker's reforms have been working, and voters understand that.

He says voters of all parties understand that states can't spend money they don't have, and voters know how fiscally responsible Walker has been.

Walker's Democratic challenger is Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.