Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says he will make a decision on whether to enter the governor’s race by the end of this week.
Barrett met last week with President Obama’s top political strategist and has been under increasing pressure to run but with four kids in Milwaukee schools, Barrett hesitates to uproot his family. Steve Chernoff, the chairman of Barrett’s mayoral campaign, confirms Barrett is thinking about keeping his home in Milwaukee and working there a few days each week if he chooses to run for Governor and he wins.
The Democratic Party is without any major candidates for governor after Governor Doyle decided against seeking a third term and Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton dropped out of the race.
Among Republicans running for the job are Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker and former Congressman Mark Neumann.
Jason Fischer contributed to this report