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Bill Clinton is going to Wisconsin to help Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in the final days of the recall campaign against Gov. Scott Walker, two sources tell Greg Sargent, who writes that:

As late as yesterday afternoon, it was still not certain whether Clinton would go to Wisconsin. DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, in a meeting with Democrats, seemed to suggest that he was trying to determine whether he would go. But neither the DNC nor Clinton’s camp would confirm whether it was going to happen, and Democrats cautioned that Clinton had not made up his mind.

But now he will go to Wisconsin, the source confirms.

Polling suggests that while Walker is in the lead, the race is tight, and with few undecided voters, the outcome is very much dependent on turnout. Having the popular ex-president campaign for Barrett in a strategic location (or locations) and give the Barrett campaign a burst of positive press could provide a valuable boost.

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DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz says in a statement:

“I’m thrilled President Clinton will be traveling to Wisconsin tomorrow to campaign for the next governor of the Badger State, Mayor Tom Barrett. President Clinton is a true public servant who has dedicated his career to helping middle class Americans and those trying to reach the middle class achieve the American Dream.

“Having just been in Wisconsin this week, I know how important the recall election is and how dedicated Democrats and Wisconsin’s middle-class families are to this effort. The choice facing hardworking folks in Wisconsin could not possibly be more clear. Mayor Barrett’s record speaks for itself—he’s dedicated his career to fighting for economic security and fairness for working families in Wisconsin. He has staunchly defended the core values that define us as Democrats: fighting for a strong middle class, standing up for women’s health, protecting our environment, and pushing back on divisive attacks against the rights of our workers. In stark contrast, for the last year and a half Scott Walker has done nothing but divide Wisconsin and turn his back on the middle class. That’s not the kind of leadership Wisconsin needs, and that’s why Tom Barrett will be elected the next governor of Wisconsin. I'm proud that President Clinton is adding his voice to this important fight.”

Originally posted to Daily Kos Labor on Thu May 31, 2012 at 10:38 AM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos and Badger State Progressive.

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