By Cameron Joseph - 06/05/12 03:21 PM EDT
President Obama's campaign released a Web video and sent an email Tuesday morning encouraging Wisconsin voters to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R).
Obama doesn't appear in the video but one of his supporters in the state does.
Obama's campaign also sent an email to its Wisconsin supporters praising Tom Barrett, the Democratic nominee challenging Walker, as someone who "spent his career fighting for economic security and fairness for middle-class families" and directing them to a website to find out where their polling location is.
That follows a Monday night tweet from Obama saying he's "standing by" Barrett, who would make an "amazing governor."
The moves follow weeks of criticism from unions and some Wisconsin Democrats that Obama hasn't done enough to help Barrett defeat Walker in Tuesday's election. Obama did not take time to stump in the state despite being in nearby Minnesota and Illinois in recent days, although his campaign has been working with the Wisconsin state party to help turn out voters for weeks.
Barrett has trailed Walker by single digits in the most recent independent polls of the race and a number of Democrats speculate that Obama didn't want to tie himself too closely with what has looked for weeks like an uphill battle.