Senator Barack Obama (D-Il) brings his presidential campaign to Wisconsin tonight and picks up a major state endorsement

Milwaukee Mayor and former Congressman, Tom Barrett, says Obama is the right candidate at the right time.

While he admires all the democrats running for the White House, Barrett says the country is at a crossroads and he feels Senator Obama is the one to provide a new generation of leadership.

Barrett is confident Obama, coming from Chicago, will not turn his back on cities such as Milwaukee. The Mayor says he would have a partner in the White House trying to fight the tide of illegal handguns, upgrading the schools and helping people find jobs to support their families.

Barrett says Obama's experience as a state legislator and now Senator will help him hit the ground running at the White House.

Obama holds a 25-dollar per person rally tonight in downtown Milwaukee and then attends a 1-thousand dollar a person private event in River Hills with other prominent democrats including former DOA chief Marc Marotta and Governor Jim Doyle.


AUDIO: Jim Dick reports ( 1:06 MP3 )

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