Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker speaks during the NRA's Celebration of American Values Leadership Forum at the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits April 13, 2012 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

President Obama is unlikely to head to Wisconsin to help Democrats defeat Republican Scott Walker in a recall effort there, the Milwaukee-Journal Sentinel reports.

His absence could hurt the party in one of the most closely-watched contests of the year. The recall vote is on June 5.