“I think there are some that want to make it a national election,” Barrett said Tuesday on CNN’s “Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien.”

“That’s part of my gripe about this is, is I don’t want Wisconsin to be the experimental dish for the right wing,” Barrett continued. “I want Wisconsin to return to Wisconsin values. So, there are some particularly on the other side who do want to nationalize this. I want this to be all about Wisconsin families, about Wisconsin jobs, about the future of this state, not the future of political dreams of people who don’t live in this state or don’t care about this state.”