Burke, Walker pushing early voting

Burke, Walker pushing early voting
Mary Burke and Scott Walker

Supporters of Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke are trying to capitalize on a two-week early voting period, holding rallies and other events to get supporters to the polls.

In-person absentee voting began Monday in Wisconsin and continues through Oct. 31.

Burke was in Appleton on Monday for an early voting rally, and next week President Barack Obama was scheduled to campaign for her in Milwaukee to help get out the vote.

The Republican Party of Wisconsin was holding its own early vote rally in Green Bay with Republican National Committee co-chair Sharon Day and Rachel Campos-Duffy, the wife of U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy.

Last week’s Marquette University Law School poll shows the race for governor is tied.