Tom Barrett rallies the base in Hudson
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, the Democratic candidate for governor in the June 5 recall election, attacked Republican Gov. Scott Walker for starting an ideological civil war during a campaign stop in Hudson.
“We need a fresh start in Madison with values representing all of us throughout the state, that reflect Wisconsin values, and not the values of billionaires from Texas,” Barrett told 100 or more supporters who crowded into Key’s Café & Bakery on Wednesday morning, May 23.
His hard-hitting stump speech assailed Walker for raising “nearly 70 percent” of more than $25 million in campaign donations from out-of-state special interests and wealthy individuals.
Barrett also attacked the governor for a comment he made about dividing and conquering unions -- as well as for poor job creation numbers, cuts to education and a continuing John Doe investigation into the activities of his staff during the time that he was the Milwaukee County executive.