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According to Roll Call, the Democratic Party's congressional campaign arm is diverting funds away from the party's congressional races and instead pouring it into efforts to oust Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is investing in Wisconsin’s June 5 gubernatorial recall election.

The DCCC confirmed to Roll Call today that the committee has shifted its Badger State operation, in place to aid Democratic Congressional candidates in the fall elections, to boost the party’s effort to recall Gov. Scott Walker (R) and replace him with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. Today, the DCCC today sent an email fundraising appeal asking its supporters to help underwrite its participation in the recall campaign.

“We’ve gotten a lot of questions about the upcoming Wisconsin election,” DCCC Field Director Brynne Craig wrote in the email. “Here’s the answer: our Wisconsin team is in.”

The committee has been building an infrastructure in Wisconsin to go on offense in the fall. The two most prominent Republican seats on the DCCC’s radar are Rep. Sean Duffy’s 7th district and Rep. Reid Ribble’s 8th district. Roll Call rates both races as Leans Republican.

This news comes as recent polls show Walker enjoying a slight lead over Barrett.

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