Walker says Obama visit meant to drive up turnout

Gov. Scott Walker says President Barack Obama’s visit to Milwaukee on Tuesday to campaign with his Democratic challenger Mary Burke is meant to drive up turnout.

Obama’s visit comes after former President Bill Clinton campaigned for Burke on Friday, also in Milwaukee.

Walker said if Democrats didn’t want to drive up turnout in Milwaukee, they would have had Clinton or Obama campaign in other parts of the state where the votes are more evenly divided, like in the Fox Valley.

Walker said he is trying to compete for voters all over the state.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is to return to the state on Friday for the second time to help Walker. He previously appeared with him in Hudson, near the Twin Cities.