(Press release from Scott Walker Press)

MADISON, Wis. -- "With more than 33,000 jobs created since Governor Walker took office and the unemployment rate plummeting to its lowest since 2008, it is certain the governor's bold reforms and leadership are moving Wisconsin forward," said Walker campaign spokeswoman Ciara Matthews.

"Governor Walker's policies have helped employers put more people back to work and our economy is moving toward greater prosperity for all.

"In contrast, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is presiding over a 28 percent spike in unemployment during his reign as mayor of the nation's ninth poorest city.

"Wisconsinites cannot afford to undo the forward progress made under Governor Walker and go backward with Mayor Barrett and his failed record."