The political pressure grows on Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.
A Democratic activist is quoted today as saying “Immense pressure will be brought to bear” on Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett to run for Governor. UW political scientist Dave Canon says Barrett seems to be favored by many in the party. The only announced Democratic candidate so far is Lieutenant Governor Barbara Lawton.
Is Lawton being “disrespected?” The Lieutenant Governor announced she’s a candidate for Governor weeks ago, but many Democratic party activists seem to have their eyes on Barrett. Canon weighs-in on the Lawton situation.
“Well … ‘disrespected’ is a pretty strong word. But certainly there are her detractors within the Democratic party but she has her base of support as well. I think that a lot of people in the Democratic party would like to see is just a strong field of candidates from which the voters can choose.”
With Congressman Ron Kind out of the race, pressure is said to be increased on Barrett to announce his bid.