Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is the Democrat’s choice to face off against Gov. Scott Walker during Wisconsin’s historic recall election on June 5. Barrett won handily, with his closest competitor being former Dane Co. Executive Kathleen Falk.
On Tuesday, Wisconsin voters will head to the polls in the recall primary election for governor.
Former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk, one of the top contenders for the Democratic nomination, sat down with Patch to talk about why she’s running and what she sees as the key issues in the race.
With the Democratic primary election less than a week away, and the general recall election slated for June 5, the issue of collective bargaining has pretty much taken a back seat to jobs and other issues, according to a poll released Wednesday.
Polling doesn’t determine voters’ opinions and their votes, it’s the voters’ opinions and votes that determine the polls. There’s no question this is too close to call and why both sides need to be concerned about voter turnout.
Professor Charles Franklin and Mike Gousha today revealed the results of a new Marquette University poll on the Wisconsin recall election, focusing on the governor’s race. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett leads Kathleen Falk by 17 points, but it’s a virtual dead heat between Gov. Scott Walker and Barrett. Each is up by a point when it comes to registered voters (Barrett) and likely voters (Walker).
Social media matters. Need proof? Look at the campaign pages for Wisconsin governor candidates Tom Barrett and Kathleen Falk. While Barrett uses Facebook, he also relies on his campaign’s website to connect with voters. Kathleen Falk on the other hand, updates her FalkforWI campaign page fairly often with quick notes about where she is and what she’s doing. Tom Snyder, CEO and president of Trivera, a Milwaukee-based company that works with businesses on websites and social media. He said social media works great because it’s a low-cost way to reach the masses.
Republican Gov. Scott Walker has raised $13 million in the most recent three-month reporting period in his effort to retain his seat in Wisconsin’s historic recall election, new campaign finance reports showed. By comparison, Democratic challenger Kathleen Falk received nearly $1 million in contributions, while Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett netted $831,000 in the reporting period that ended April 23.