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Former President Bill Clinton visited Pere Marquette Park Friday to support Democrat Tom Barrett as Wisconsin’s tumultuous recall election nears its end.
Clinton made cooperation the theme of his speech and hammered Gov. Scott Walker for his “divide and conquer” tactics. (Read more on Patch)

Former President Bill Clinton visited Pere Marquette Park Friday to support Democrat Tom Barrett as Wisconsin’s tumultuous recall election nears its end.

Clinton made cooperation the theme of his speech and hammered Gov. Scott Walker for his “divide and conquer” tactics. (Read more on Patch)

Barrett Cooks the Books on Crime Stats

Released from the Scott Walker campaign May 23:

Madison, Wis. – Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett once said of improving crime statistics, “The statistics tell a lot, but if you look even deeper in these statistics, they tell you, I think, an even more striking story.” It turns out the Mayor Barrett was right. Because a new report today from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel show us that over the last three years at least 500 violent crimes were misreported by Milwaukee as minor assaults. So many crimes were misreported, that Milwaukee’s violent crime rate actually increased, instead of the reported decrease.

“This is another example in the ever growing list of Tom Barrett’s failed leadership. It’s inexcusable that under his watch, the public was deceived as to the real levels of crime in Milwaukee,” said Walker Deputy Campaign Manager Dan Blum. “The more we learn about Tom Barrett, the more we know that we can’t trust him to do anything other than take Wisconsin backwards.”

The report also states that 800 more cases fit the pattern of misreporting, but public records were not available. A criminology professor called the report’s findings “just the tip of the iceberg” and said “misreporting is cheating the public.” He added “If they are playing fast and loose, they will do it with the cases they don’t send to the prosecutor. If it’s this bad at this level, how bad can it be on the cases that don’t reach eye level?”

Read the report here.

More than 150 people crowded Keys Cafe & Bakery Wednesday in Hudson to hear Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett deliver his campaign speech. Barrett is the Democratic gubernatorial candidate facing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in a recall election on June 5.

Source: ologypolitics
On Wednesday, basking in the glow of a sweeping victory in the Democratic recall primary, Tom Barrett met with and accepted the backing of his former opponents.
On Thursday, he launched his campaign proper from the front yard of a home in Wauwatosa, the first stop on what he promises will be an old-fashioned face-to-face, meet-the-people effort across the state.
Barrett spent close to an hour chatting with about a dozen and a half supporters seated on lawn and deck chairs at the home of Lynn Broaddus and Marc Gorelick in the 500 block of North 68th Street.

On Wednesday, basking in the glow of a sweeping victory in the Democratic recall primary, Tom Barrett met with and accepted the backing of his former opponents.

On Thursday, he launched his campaign proper from the front yard of a home in Wauwatosa, the first stop on what he promises will be an old-fashioned face-to-face, meet-the-people effort across the state.

Barrett spent close to an hour chatting with about a dozen and a half supporters seated on lawn and deck chairs at the home of Lynn Broaddus and Marc Gorelick in the 500 block of North 68th Street.

Source: patch.com
Republican governor candidate and longshot Arthur Kohl-Riggs meets Democratic frontrunner Tom Barrett meet while the two were campaigning Tuesday.
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Republican governor candidate and longshot Arthur Kohl-Riggs meets Democratic frontrunner Tom Barrett meet while the two were campaigning Tuesday.

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Gov. Scott Walker discusses what effects the recall election - and the huge amounts of money being spent in the campaigns - could have on the future of politics in Wisconsin.