VIDEO: Tom Barrett Delivers Stump Speech at Keys Cafe in Hudson

More than 150 people crowded Keys Cafe Wednesday in Hudson to hear Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett deliver his campaign speech.

More than 150 people crowded  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.

Afterward, Barrett met with members of the Twin Cities-area media. He used the opportunity to attack Walker on jobs, education cuts, campaign fundraising and a lack of leadership

Barrett was joined by and at the event. He has similar events planned today for Menomonie, Alma, Mondovi and Black River Falls.

Keith Best May 24, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Barrett attacks Walker on education? Areas that embraced ACT 10 were not attacked. Only the ones that extended union contracts. Recently, Waukesha School Board Superintendent Todd Gray said, "We're in a very good place, with no expected layoffs nor any expected program reductions." This was after erasing a $9.3 million deficit. This is happening all over Wisconsin with over $1 Billion Dollars saved. That's why you should vote Walker/ Kleefisch June 5th. www.reforms.wi.gov Barrett will join Falk as a 3-time loser for governor.
Greg May 24, 2012 at 03:07 PM
I think you are not getting it. Yes, others have said that they are "not", but not as their primary platform. Obama had "not Bush" and "hope and change", a non-quantifiable slogan. I watched the video and based my comments on it. Some say that Hoover had a slogan "a chicken in every pot and a car in every backyard", maybe Barrett could run on "a trolley on every block". Let's hear it Hudson, do you want to pay for trolleys? Or for operating costs of a train from Milwaukee to Madison? These examples could be used in Governor Walker's next speech, when he rants that he is "Not Barrett". You stated "I believe Barrett has a legitimate platform and this basically is he is not Walker and not a Republican", and I am OK with that, it really confirms my original post. I will never vote for any candidate with that lack of depth, but as you stated, he's your choice and we will see on June 5th. Just a note, "I'm not a crook" was actually not part of Nixon's Campaign.
Jim Bob May 24, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Greg, of course I don't want to pay for trolleys in Milwaukee. My guess is that people in Milwaukee don't want to pay for state parks by Hudson or outhouse on the St. Croix River. They also probably don't want to pay for a Stillwater bridge. The political power is in the the SE corner of the state and that drives much of the tax dollar spending issues. It's long been a fact, for every dollar in state paid by people in the north half of the state, less than a dollar in services, etc. is returned. In the southern half, it's more than a dollar. That's how our system works. The rail link between Milwaukee and Madison made sense to me. The hi-speed rail link between Madison and the Twin Cities din't make sense to me. Evidently, I look at the tax-and-spend picture differently than you. To be honest, I don't see large jumps in my annual tax bills. My property taxes have went up and down or the recent years. I actually didn't state that Barrett was my choice. I provided my opinion of what his platform is. Whether I vote for him will be determined on June 5.
Jim Bob May 24, 2012 at 04:37 PM
Keith, you say Walker has erased a $9.3 billion deficit. You should provide some proof of this. According to Walker, "We wiped out a $3.6 billion deficit without raising taxes." You appear to be providing misleading information. Even Walker's claim is challenged: http://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2012/jan/29/scott-walker/gov-scott-walker-says-he-eliminated-wisconsins-36-/
Greg May 24, 2012 at 05:31 PM
Now this could be used as a platform: http://www.beaconhill.org/BHIStudies/Wisconsin2012/BHI-WisconsinBudget%20RepairAct-2012-0522.pdf


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